I thought i would post this here partly as a warning. If you have acid reflux and are on a Proton pump inhibitor like esomeprazole and still having big problems please get tested by requesting a PH study. I previously have had an endoscope which didnt pick up the problem. Now i have had the PH study as you read on you will see why it is so important not to ignore the situation as i have.
I have all the results which have been a bit of a shock.
Menzes Gow words were at the time of doing the tests i dont have Asthma, But that doesnt mena there isnt another respiratory condition or what he called underlying asthma.
All my results were fine exceptmy PH study. Whish he said showed the most severe GORD or acid reflux he had seen. The main problem is i am on maximum Eosmeprazole and have been for over a year. I still cant eat or drink many foods which cause acid. He has blantantly told me he is 100% certain i need surgery to help the problem. He has also told he there is a strong chance my lungs, heart, throat, nose and ears could be damaged from the acid. We wont know if this is the case until after the surgery. I didnt realise that post nasal drip, ear problems, sinus, larangytis, breathing problems could all be caused by acid reflux. I have subsequently found out in severe cases the lining of the oesaphagus can be damaged and replaced by tissue similar to that that lines the bowel opening you up to cancer. I have also found out this has happened to my uncle and i didnt connect the two. As you can imagine surgery is not something i particularly want o be thinking about especially as i have bladder surgery which i have been putting off for a couple of years, and possible back surgery lined up also.
Thank you for your support if any of you have had any experience in this area i would love to discuss it further.
Big hugs to all