i am a 34 year old active femaile with cerebral palsy. In my early 20's I needed to have an ileostormy done because my bowels stopped functioning.
Over the last 5 years or more, I have had persistant burning/hot/heavy feeling just below my breat bone. I often do not feel hungery, burb a lot, am nausus, and often have some food come back up my throat after eatting or drinking. It can happen right after eating or dinking or within the next hour upon finishining food and/or drink.
I have been tested for your typical gallbladder problems. I also have been tested for gerd which I do not have. I must say though, I am a little curious about the results I received when I was having one type of gallbadder test done. The later part of the test involved the injection of something to cause my gallbadder to contract. It was while this "stuff" was being injected into my body that I suddenly felt the nausa, heavy feeling in the same place under my breat bone. I also started to belch a lot like I had just swallowed loads of air (which I had not). I also started to gag like I was about to vomit, but because you can not eat or drink so many hours before the test, there was nothing to thorw up!
Later, I asked my doctor what she thought of what happened soon after I was injected with that "stuff" to make my gallbadder contract. She replied that my gallbadder and its functioning is just fine and that what I had experiencecd was just an over excited gallbadder.
Needless to say, I still have the problem and often have diffulty maintaning my weight because I am alway feeling nausus. Eating greesy foods or foods high in fat will often agervate the symptoms.
I am wondering if there is such a thing as a spastic gallbadder? If so, what can be done to treat its symptoms?
My doctor will not even discuss this with me anymore. While I can understand her fustrations, I too must fine a solution or treatment that can help eliviate my symptoms.
I just want to feel better!
Thanks in advance to those who answer.
P.S. I mentioned my cerebral pasly and ileostomy because I am not sure if one or both could be contributing to my symptoms.