Down to either bile reflux or gastroparesis
To say I am desperate is an understatement. I've posted here a few times in the past on both these topics in regard to my status currently. Things have been slowly getting worse since this past December, and I really don't have a plan to fix it. My GI surgeon is at a loss, because he said my symptoms and test results narrow it down to these. He says roux en Y surgery will do more harm than good, as I will likely lose 25-30 pounds and may never get that back (?). I have lost 14 pounds in the past few months due to no appetite and the fullness one feels after a small amount of food. Plus the constant nausea to some level adds up to not wanting to eat. But I ask you out there for some advice. I just went for a run (this is therapy for me, and lets me clear my mind from all that I am going through) tonight, and vomited bile when I was done. I vomit a couple times a week now, which has never happened to me in all the time I have dealt with GI issues post gallbladder removal. Clearly I have a dysfunction. GI suggested botox to keep the valve open at the bottom of the stomach….but if I have bile reflux, that will open this up to a worse situation with more bile flowing into the stomach. So, he referred me to the Mayo GI clinic but I can't get in until early september. In sum, my constant symptoms are swollen feeling on the R side, more acute where the gallbladder was, burning/stinging in the stomach, packed in feeling after small portions of food. And, pain that now requires oxycodone at times to abate (again, never had to go to this measure before). Not sure what to do, or if I am at risk for more harm by waiting that long. But then again, I don't want to have a surgery that will forever harm me. Thoughts??