Hi. I have severe pain after eating (regardless of what I eat) that occurs approx. 2 hours later. It feels sorta like "hunger pain". It is real acidic and burning too. I get really nauseous from it and often belch and/or dry heave. Anybody else experience this?
FYI-I had my gallbladder removed last April and had an Endocinch this past October.
I am on Protonix (plus I eat Tums constantly) now and am scheduled for a gastric emptying study after the holidays.
I think the gastric empyting test is a good idea, your symptoms sound like those that come with gastroparesis, or delayed stomach emptying. In the meantime, try a few things; eat a low fat, low fiber diet, which you will find to be mostly carbs. Avoid whole grains, like oatmeal, etc, and nuts, popcorn, raw fruits and veggies, and foods high in fat. These all slow or impede the digestive process for those with stomach motility disorders. Also, eat smaller amounts more frequently, and try to elevate your head at night. Hope this helps. I have this disorder, and there are meds that can help, but it would be premature at this time to start taking anything. Post again with your result. Good luck.
I get an excruciating epigastric ==> RUQ pain, feeling exactly as you describe it (hunger pain, burning) about 2-3 hours after lunch and dinner. I had all the tests, including an MRCP but not an ERCP, and they have found nothing. I have failed 2 PPIs and an H2 blocker.
Remarkably, and thankfully, my pain goes away within a minute or so of drinking a large glass of water or eating. Somehow, that relaxes the SO.
The pain is so bad that if it didn't abate I would have to go to the ER immediately.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.