Why do I still have reflux?

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Hi everyone, had my motility test results which say that my reflux are within normal limits. So why do I feel like I have reflux and can't eat trigger foods?

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    Hi Julie, I don't believe that all tests are foolproof tbh - my son now 11 has struggled with reflux since birth and things haven't really improved in all that time. He's had scopes which come back normal (shouldn't that be the case tho on meds), barium swallow, and ph study which came back normal when he was younger. He's just had omeprazole increased by 100% this last week and another med added. I'd say despite the test you had, that you are proba ly right - you know yourself best. I hope that someone can offer more help. Just wanted to say you have my sympathy..
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    Hi Julwhaie,

    I have been talking to someone who had nissen like yourself - and found that they still had reflux. After a few endoscopies and ph tests - which showed no reflux - and totally at their wits end finally found a surgeon who diagnosed that the nissen was too tight - and was causing reflux type problems due to food sitting on the top of the wrap and irritating that area. I don't know who you would approach about that - but there would be no harm in putting the idea forward!

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      Thanks for the reply Glennie, since the op I've had 2 motility tests, an endoscopy, a barium swallow and a gastric emptying test. All have come back normal. I don't think I can ask much else from the consultant really! I have just got to heal myself. 
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      You would probably need a high definition endoscopy - the type you would get at a university hospital. I wouldn't have known anything about this - but I have a friend who is having fundoplication done again - after a few years of endoscopies, ph tests etc. It was only after the high definition endoscopy that the problem was found. They found that the food wasn't getting past the nissen site - which was leading to all the 'reflux' problems. 
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    hi julie, have you tried digestive enzymes and probiotic supplements, not the liquid probiotics, tablets are better from health shops.
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      Hi Feb, thanks for your reply. Yes am trying probiotics and digestive enzymes. Have you had much success with these?
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    I've just started taking digestive enzymes and probiotics tablets. I'll wait and see if they help, really hope they help with the throat.

    I've stopped taking ppi's they not helping, my doctor wants me to continue, but I refuse to take them as I feel worse on them. I,ve started to explore alternative herbal route. 

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