Hi everyone! I follow this Digestive thread but I lurk most of the time and I apologize. I apologize, this may be a little long. If anyone is going through this and have any insight please share your thoughts/comments. I'm 41 y/o. I've had GP and the Vagus Nerve Damage for several years now. Anything I put in my mouth, food and/or fluids I end of vomiting the majority of the time. I've tried several different medications for the GP but none of them really helped. I had my first EGD with Botox injections back in April of this year which after about 2 weeks it seemed to help with the n/v to where I gained weight. I had my second round of Botox injections this past Thursday so I hope this helps. My GI specialist commented on my EGD results and said there was old food lining my esophagus and stomach and she was unable to remove it to see my abdominal lining. It sounded like the old food was like placque build up from old food. I have had more EGD's performed but none of them showed something like this. I am now to follow a full liquid diet and if that doesn't work then I'm looking at getting another J-tube placed. I also have an appointment with another specialist to talk to me about the gastric pacemaker. My abdomen hurts so bad I'm doubled over all of the time and my GERD is so bad even though I have to sleep in a recliner and not next to my husband the reflux is free flowing up my esophagus and out my mouth and nose causing painful sores in the corners of my mouth and in my nose. I had a Heller Myotomy in 2006, which is where they removed the lower section of my esophagus, which a typical person has a sphincter there to prevent food/reflux from going back up but with that procedure that sphincter does not work. I'm constantly nauseated and vomiting/retching. I don't know how to explain these things to my general primary doctor or the doctors in the ER because they don't have a clue as to what is going on with me. My pain is real and noone wants to address it. I was on a pain regimen but my PCP cut me off cold turkey and refuses to prescribe pain medication to me any longer. Can someone give me some insight on how to plead my case to physicians who aren't that familiar with my conditions?
Thank you so much for reading this.