Camera down throat what should i expect?

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Camera down throat what should i expect?

Postby MickyP » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:33 pm

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Postby kimks mom » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:59 am

I am a support person for my daughter who was diagnosed with PA and Folate Anaemia in 1994, at the age of 27. Another daughter diagnosed with Hashimotos 2010 but she doesn't have PA.
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Postby BeeNumber12 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:58 pm

Micky, I have no experience with this but just want to wish you a good experience with useful results. Let us know how it goes, okay?

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Re: Camera down throat what should i expect?

Postby pvanderaa » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:49 pm

Thanks, Paul - Riding the B12D roller coaster while challenged by dysgraphia (I correctly spell the wrong word when my B12 is low).
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Postby MickyP » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:21 pm

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Postby pvanderaa » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:46 pm

Thanks, Paul - Riding the B12D roller coaster while challenged by dysgraphia (I correctly spell the wrong word when my B12 is low).
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Postby skippychick » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:56 am

Dx with b12 deficiency in 2008 (level of 142 and accompanying nerve damage ). On daily methylcobalamin s/c jabs.
Father has Parkinsons ( dx. 1997) and dementia ( dx. 2005) and B12 deficiency ( dx.2008 ) but has responded well to regular B12 injections.
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Postby sarahc » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:43 am

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Re: Camera down throat what should i expect?

Postby MickyP » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:15 am

Well I've been and i dunno i expected with modern technology the Endoscope would be thinner so went in with a bit of a gung ho attitude thinking it would be like a few strands of spaghetti, but oh was i wrong, it took about 6 minutes and i just kept gagging feeling like i was gonna be sick but obviously couldn't, and everytime i gagged my Adams apple put pressure on the scope and that was really uncomfortable, and they did 4 biopsies which i didn't feel at all, then when i was finished i walked into the recovery area and had to sit there about 20 minutes before they give you some toast and tea which you have to eat before they let you go so obviously they know everything's still working. And anyway they found indications of a Peptic ulcer and positive for H. Pylori so took a weeks course for that, and just got to wait for biopsy results before i go back. Plus they noticed something called Pectus Evactum or Funnel Chest which I've never paid much attention to, but when i mentioned i always have difficulty getting a decent breath they realised there could be a connection.
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Re: Camera down throat what should i expect?

Postby kimks mom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:48 am

Hi Micky,

Endoscopies are not pleasant but look at your result. H-pylori, aside from competing for B12 and folic acid, can also cause peptic ulcers. Perhaps once the bacteria is eradicated you may not need as much B12. Has your doctor suggested PPI's for the peptic ulcer? That is usually the treatment offered, in Canada I should add. The UK may be different.

Did you ever have a problem with folate levels. H-pylori drains folate levels so if you haven't had a folate test lately you may want to consider it.

If you are having problems taking deep breaths, you should have the Pectus Evactum investigated. There is treatment but it does involve surgery.

Thanks for the update and I hope you begin to feel a whole lot better now.

Regards,
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Re: Camera down throat what should i expect?

Postby JDee » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:44 am

Both of my parents were diagnosed with PA. Mum is on 2 monthly injections and relatively OK. Dad progressed to dementia and sadly died 14/2/13. Despite my own levels being 'normal' I have some symptoms. Jac.
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Re: Camera down throat what should i expect?

Postby JDee » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:29 pm

My nephews have a variety of signs / symptoms but these can also be Marfans Syndrome. They have been to a haemo who is going down the Marfans route - but you didn't really expect he would go down the homocys route now did you? :roll:

I am pushing their mum to get the homocys route ruled out first.

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