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I'm a 40 year old male in search of support/advice. After almost 3 years of suffering, different tests, medications and diagnoses, I recently saw a private consultant who diagnosed gastric hypersensitivity (likely as a result of a C.Diff infection in 2012).
Basically I feel instantly full and insanely nauseous after ingesting even small amounts of food or fluid; and have to make my self sick to relieve the awful sensation. I'm constantly losing weight and no treatment or exclusion diet or even eating tiny amounts frequently has helped (although I do get temporary relief from acupuncture which has reduced the constant and explosive belching). Even the Fortisip meal replacements are difficult to stomach.
The private consultant (a UK based professor) relayed his findings to my NHS consultant who had followed the advice and prescribed Nortriptyline to counter the sensitivity. Apparently this takes a month to take effect but given that my symptoms have got even worse I'm not so optimistic.
I also suffer from GERD but avoiding trigger foods and Lansoprazole has kept this in check.
Physical things aside, the last few years have destroyed my mental wellbeing not to mention the toll taken on my long suffering partner and young daughter. I love food but now I'm terrified to eat or drink!
I'm going to seek further private medical and dietary advice - I've done considerable research and my symptoms seem to tick a lot of the gastriparesis boxes - but I wanted to hear from anyone suffering from these symptoms. Perhaps you've tried something that could benefit me.
My thanks in advance.
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