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I recently had a endoscopy that was normal but still having

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Hi I recently had a endoscopy that was normal but still having reflux for a year. Under severe stress and have been taking klonopin for this. Had a manometry test that revealed Mild weak perastilis with small break.NOrmal UES and LES pressure. Had a panic attack during the test. Can klonopin or stress decrease motility? I am 37.
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 12 months ago.

Hello

Stress makes things worse.

Klonipin does not typically increase reflux, but can cause gastritis.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
But I was wondering if I should be concerned about the weak perastilis?
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 12 months ago.

Klonipin does not have this listed as a side effects.

Stress can weaken digestive activity over time, particularly when the problem is chronic.

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