Stomach acid test

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WWII in several days time I will move a bit further along the path of finding out what is wrong with me when I go up to Guys hospital to get fitted with an acid monitor. As many of you may know I will have to have a tube inserted into my stomach via my nose and it will monitor for 24 hours. This is going to mean me travelling a round trip of 160 miles each day for two days but if it helpse resolve the problem then I can put up with that.

I am really not looking forward to having the tube inserted and then having to walk around public ally for other's to see. As anyone had this done and was it worth all the effort. Because I am having this fitted I have stopped taking my Lansoprozole and I think because I have been using ground ginger and tumeric its helped my symptoms and I am not feeling too bad. The advice to use both of these come from our colleague's so it just shows you how good this forum is. I will let you all know how I get on after the test.Does any one know how long it takes to get the results from the test. Regards to all.

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    Hi I had this done a while ago and it is not

    As bad as it sounds

    It was a little difficult sleeping with it in.

    I got the results with in a few weeks of

    Having it removed.

    it did feel a little bit strange eating and

    Drinking with it in.

    It was very useful for me as it was a

    Test I needed to be able to see if

    The linx procedure would be suitable for

    Me.

    I had the linx procedure fitted last Tuesday

    And I'm now recovering

    No acid reflux

    Hope things go well

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    Hi ted not had this done ...but would like to know how you take your ground ginger and tumeric? Have not tried this method ! 

    Good luck with your test lets know how it was .

    regards  Trev

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      Hi trev thanks for your kind words. I sprinkle both of them on my breakfast cereal. It may be a psychosomatic but its the only thing that seems to have eased my symptoms. Regards Ted
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      Thanks I'll try it out some things that work well for me pinenut oil capsules and milk thistle extract 

      I use soya milk on cereal instead of milk  also drink it if acid starts it seems to sort it out 

      I have managed to be med free for 5 months now ran out of pinenut oil and acid returned within 2 days  think it's a combination of these that work for me  

      now adding your tip hopefully  will help keep me off ppi s

      thanks Ted

       

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    Wish you all the best in this procedure,Hope you tell us all the results.
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      Hi as promised I will give you an update. Went to hospital today and had acid monitor. I don't wish to scare any one but it was not a pleasant experience. The only way I got through it was by telling myself that it had to be done. Unbelievably as I have suspected for years and undergoing various tests the man who fitted the monitor after advising me that was just his opinion and the consultant at a later stage would need to confirm it but he said that I had an hernia. I for now will wear the monitor and tomorrow return to the hospital to have it removed. Once I have further news I will let you all know the result. But if you too are facing having a monitor fitted then remember that you will get through the procedure and you obviously need to have it done.
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      Hi I'm glad it went well today

      I know its not a very pleasant

      Experience I had a lot of sneezing

      Fits when mine was fitted.

      Its much easier when it is removed.

      Hope all goes well 😊

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      Thank you that's very kind. I must say that I will be glad when it is removed. I soon stopped feeling sorry for myself when I saw a poster in Guys depicting a gorgeous young disabled child.
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      I had the mobility test which was similar with the NG tube. Luckily that only last 15-20 mins. But I so know what you mean about not being pleasant! Good luck. I hope the results give you some answers. Yes it is a good thing to keep things in perspective. A good friend has been battling breast cancer treatments so I keep saying to myself if she can do this, I certainly can withstand a simple test!
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      Thank you and your right its nothing to the battle your good friend faces. please pass my best wishes onto her.
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    I agree that does sound awful. I had this test but what they did was to sew in an electrode into my esophagus while performing the endoscopy (using disolveable stitches.) I then wore a monitor that picked up the signal (wireless) for 5 days before turing it back in. About day 10 I could definately tell the electrode had passed. Good luck. See if you can get the wireless monitor!

     

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      JFWski that's interesting. I will try and get that but I am guessing you are not in the UK and are in the States where treatment seems so more advanced. Thank you for your kind words Ted.
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      Yes Ted I'm in the US. The test paper called it Bravo. Not sure if that is a brand of monitor or the type.
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