I have been dealing with regurgitation of food for the past year. The regurgitation begins about 15 minutes after consuming a meal, and can last up to 4 hours. The best way I can describe it is that I have a need to burp constantly, and food always comes up with burping to the back of my throat, and I am able to swallow again. Most often, the regurgitation is non-acidic (more like vomit).
I have been on different PPI drugs (Omeprezole, Dexilant, and Protonix). I am currently taking Protonix 40mg twice daily (morning and night) 30 minutes before meals. Typically, the drugs will work for about a week or so, and the symptoms will return during week 2. I have an an endoscopy, stomach emptying test, barium swallow, sonogram, and Bravo PH test. The only results I have were that my Bravo PH test showed very high PH levels in my esophagus, but I was having more acid reflux those two day than I ever have had before. I have heard rumors that PPI withdrawal can include more acid reflux, which I had to stop taking the PPI drugs to conduct the Bravo PH test?
My GI does not believe I have any food allergies, and is suggesting I go the surgery route. If you are dealing with similar symptoms, has your GI provided any further options to determine what might be going on?