Hello all, I've recently started suspecting that I have bile reflux. My gallbladder mysteriously stopped working three years ago (when I was 17) and it was removed. I was better eating and nausea-wise, but I had this burning in the stomach and no matter what, I could not lie down during the day. Months passed and it got worse and worse. Endoscopies revealed gastritis. Blood work was extremely off with vitamin deficiencies everywhere, most notably vitamin A. In my last endoscopy, though, severe gastritis (with blood) was found, along with bile staining. I've been taking proton pump inhibitors constantly through all of this, and I also never have inflammation in my esophagus. Acid is not "refluxing," I'm nearly positive of that. Bile is thick, it can sit there. Maybe a valve problem of sphincter problem.
I've mentioned this to doctors before, but it's always ignored. Opiates allow me to lie down. Nothing starts burning me. I've been doing research and I know that opiates have some sort of effect on the pyloric sphincter (where things were rerouted with my gallbladder surgery) and the ejection of CCK. Any information anyone has about these effects is greatly appreciated. I think I'm onto something and I need a doctor to finally help me, because I'm already back to a bleeding stomach.