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Old 04-27-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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Impedence Testing...

I am currently undergoing the 24 hour impedence test (like the ph study) but this measures acid and non-acid reflux events. However, my question is how did you guys during the 24 ph probe test eat/drink/behave normally? The placement was a breeze compared to manometry but its so irritating now that its in. Every time I swallow I feel it in my throat and my nose, very uncomfortable and painful. It also hurts when I talk or move around too much. I want to eat normally to hopefully have an accurate test but its really tough! Should I try tylenol or something to dull the pain?

 
Old 04-27-2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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Re: Impedence Testing...

I feel your pain! It was hard for me to eat as well because of the tube moving everytime I swallowed. I just took small bites of food. That was really the only thing that made it tolerable while eating. And take small sips of liquids rather than large amounts. That way the smaller the food or liquid going down, the less force you to need to swallow, therefore the less the tube moves. I also ended up taking tylenol pm before bed. And it helped me relax enough to sleep, but didn't knock me out to the point where I didn't realize when I was having acid reflux. Assuming that you have to push a button when you have an "episode" of something, otherwise, being knocked out wouldn't be a big deal. But you probably have to push a button if you feel something. Hang in there though! It will be out before you know it. But maybe by the time you read this, you will have already been able to take it out...so if that's the case...how did it go taking it out? It wasn't bad at all, was it?

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Old 04-28-2007, 06:00 PM   #3
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Re: Impedence Testing...

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I am currently undergoing the 24 hour impedence test (like the ph study) but this measures acid and non-acid reflux events. However, my question is how did you guys during the 24 ph probe test eat/drink/behave normally? The placement was a breeze compared to manometry but its so irritating now that its in. Every time I swallow I feel it in my throat and my nose, very uncomfortable and painful. It also hurts when I talk or move around too much. I want to eat normally to hopefully have an accurate test but its really tough! Should I try tylenol or something to dull the pain?
This thread and your previous thread about going off the PPIs for a week interests me greatly. I am very keen to know how you got on and also what strategy you will adopt in the future.

 
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