Re: Esophageal Motility Test and 24-Hour pH Test
Good news that it isn't acid reflux.
That's crazy that none of the GI docs ordered a pH test over all that time.
I've actually had a Pulmonologist, a Gastroenterologist and an ENT all order various reflux testing for me. They have even repeated the testing over the years to monitor the severity.
As you know, my main symptom with the reflux is a chronic cough. My ENT has prescribed Elavil as well to try to help calm my vocal cords. He indicates it can be highly effective. Unfortunately, it tends to make me sleepy (I slept through a couple alarm clocks the next morning a couple times). I understand the side effect gets much better after a few days, but I've never made it that far. I've thought about trying it again next time my cough flares. I'd love to hear how you fare on it.
Another thing my ENT told me to do when the urge to cough comes up is to do a forceful breath out making the "h" sound, kinda like a huuuuu.
I wish you well.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement, Ankle ligament repair, Benign Joint Hypermobility