Okay, this started about 14 days ago. I waited about 6 days before my GI appointment because I chalked it up to "Benzo Belly" as I was on a Xanax taper from 1mg for 3 years. I was down to .25mg without many issues before this started other than sleep which was still not horrible. I went to the docs and he ordered a CT scan with dye (drinking and IV). It apparently looked clean other than the colon looked off so he ordered lower GI and I requested upper GI since I was going to be out anyways. I have a small hiatal hernia and have for a long time. I take zantac or prevacid for acid reflux. Both came back perfect.
I know have a gastric emptying test scheduled for next week to check for gastroparesis which makes sense other than the fact that when I cleaned out for two entire days (no food, little drink). I actually went to the ER because I vomited the gatorade for the colon cleanse. They gave me an IV and a smaller powerful laxative. They did blood tests and xrays and sent me home.
Even with nothing in my gut I was still belching like crazy and have a constant pressure in my stomach that causes extreme discomfort. As I burp it lessens, but I can never seen to get it to completely go away even when I am empty. I barely have ate solids (eggs, bread, yogurt, and applesauce). The day I did not take an acid blocker (GI test day) I made it until about dinner when I ate a small bowl of cereal. About an hour and a half later I felt like dying because of the pressure in my gut and I could not burp this time or acid/bile was coming up. My anxiety was so high I needed to take Xanax. It made me sooooo uncomfortable. It hurt so bad I went to the bathroom and vomited. It was all dark green bile...like a pint. This made me feel a little better and some pressure was relieved. I then decided to make myself vomit. I did this 4 more times and at least a pint of dark green bile came out. I felt A LOT better but still could feel the little pressure in my gut. It was not back to normal. I am never nauseous so to speak. They have me on Zofran but I am not nauseous. I get so full/bloated and have the urge to burp so much that I feel I need to regurgitate my food. I have had diarrhrea since this started but have always been very regular with solid guys. I think it could be the change in diet that I had to make to alleviate the discomfort in my stomach as best I could.
Any ideas? I feel my GI doc is in and out and doesn't really listen to me. I am afraid he missed something or is looking in the wrong places. Going to the ER is pointless unless I ask them to admit me so they can run a million tests on me. I feel awful and other than the bloated feeling I feel a cramping feeling in my upper right abdominal area under my rib cage. Gallbladder? Pancreas? Bile Ducts? It just seems like an eternity. If there was a discomfort scale it would be 10/10. I wouldn't wish this feeling on my worst enemy. Please help.