Re: pH test: LIVE REPORT
Which type of pH probe placement do you have? Is it above the LES or UES?
I've had the one above the LES twice now, most recently last August. I'd had extremely bad symptoms in the proceeding months, but on the day of the test, I was feeling great, no real symptoms. I was worried that the test wouldn't reflect how much I had been suffering.
For me, the LPR/GERD was really affecting my breathing and I had a chronic cough. The coughing was constant and the breathing problems were scary.
Anyway, when my test results came back, it showed severe reflux. Makes me wonder what it would be on a "bad" day. My DeMeeter score was something like 46 or 48. Anything over 14 is considered bad. The DeMeeter score is your result of the testing. It is figured based on the frequency and duration of your refluxing incidents throughout the day.
I agree with you about that second tube. Even though it is thinner, it hurts more. Swallowing also pulls on the tube. Still, I'd do the test again in a heartbeat if it was required.
Hang in there.