Re: How do you control Non-Acid Reflux?
I was told I had "bile reflux" from my early-on endoscopy. And I sure had trouble getting over irritation in stomach and throat and in between with even double-dosage Nexium. Maybe it is the bile.
As far as the real tests (endoscopy isn't a "test", it's an observation), I would take them if you can. They can help pin it down. Although, they don't seem to be quite as definitive as they are claimed to be. So don't take the results as gospel until you've had many facts together.
Think about it: if you read around medical stuff, you'll find that the MOST COMMON form of true GERD is "TRANSIENT" LES failure. It's intermittant. That is not something likely to always be caught when doing a test, including manometry.
Meanwhile, if you're "lucky", you can be the rarer GERD patient who has a totally weak and perpetually OPEN LES, meaning it never closes. More likely to catch this on tests, which is better for nailing it. But worse for you!
Again, this is really my surmising, not definite fact, but it sure looks that this is the fact to me!
But basically, given that info I've read, I'm not surprised many of us would have "transient results"!
Last edited by Ol'Line Rebel; 04-26-2007 at 07:25 PM.