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Fri, Jul 26 7:55am · Self diagnosed Laryngopharangeal reflux in Digestive Health

The test I had was called an EG Bravo, they put the camera or whatever it is to monitor acid level. It gets inserted in esophagus during an endoscopy. Mine showed some elevated acid but not off the charts as some have. I had the Manometry test next. Its not a fun test in the least but it is a good test. It showed that my esophagus is not working properly. My Dr. said it shows that my esophagus is only pushing food down like it should 20% of the time. So I have a lot of throat clearing, bloating, have to eat small amounts of food at a time, watch what I eat for GERD. Dr. put a diagnosis of "weakened parastalsis, possibly Accolasia. He said there is no surgery for this. He is referring me to a gastroenterologist who deals with this specific diagnosis. I started drinking Lily of the Valley Aloe Vera juice and I believe it is helping . I will continue the juice no matter what. I watched a video of info on the juice on youtube and everyone could benefit from drinking it.

Mon, Jul 8 11:53am · Self diagnosed Laryngopharangeal reflux in Digestive Health

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Mon, Jul 8 11:40am · Self diagnosed Laryngopharangeal reflux in Digestive Health

My husband has the gastric disease Gastroparesis. He has had it for a long time and has trouble eating. I would try some protein drink or mix to supplement your diet. I use a tasteless Collagen powder in my drink, food for protein. I also bought the book "The Acid Watcher Diet" off of Ebay. for more information.

Mon, Jul 8 11:34am · Self diagnosed Laryngopharangeal reflux in Digestive Health

I also have GERD that has been going on for over a year if not longer and getting worse instead of better. I had endoscopy done, results said inflammation of esophagus and stomach. I went to a different Gastro Dr. He did a test called EGD Bravo, they put a capsule the size of an eraser on a pencil in my esophagus and I wore a monitor for 48 hours. They do it like a endoscopy. I just did 2 more tests. A esophageal manometry, then a stomach emptying test.
I go July 16th for my results. So far the first test did show I had a higher acid level but not as high as most people. I told him I probably wasn't off the protonix long enough to show a more negative result. I told him I did try to go off of GERD prescription med because I also don't want the side effects, and that I was in a lot of pain being off of the med. The Manometry test , looks at how your esophagus is working. I feel that may be my problem, because I feel full after I eat something, like its just sitting on my stomach and not moving down the tract like it should.

Wed, Jun 19 2:58pm · Gastroparesis* in Digestive Health

My husband has had gastroparesis for years. He is diabetic but I think gastroparesis affects everyone differently. He has been in different phases of it since he was diagnosed. He uses marijuana to help the nausea and appetite. Before he started using it he was in the hospital many times in a year for uncontrolled vomiting which led to complications with his diabetes. He only uses Reglan if he gets desperate. He does not eat beef such as steak because he can digest it, it stays in his stomach too long. He doesn't have normal bowel movements, goes for days without going, then suffers with trying to go and also diahrea.