I am still apparently recovering from the effects of anesthetics on my GI system following neck surgery over a month ago. My colon and bowel symptoms gave improved some. But the swallowing problems and nausea remain just as bad as the day after surgery. Swallowing difficult was minimal and nausea tolerable before the operation, but are now barely tolerable.
The most annoying and unpleasant symptom is a nearly constant churning in my stomach, as if a small motor is running in my gut. This activity begins soon after I awaken and seldom stop completely. It occurs even before I've eaten and liquids make it worse. There is some reflux; but I seldom have heartburn backing into the esophagus. There is just this intense growling and activity, which gradually sap my energy (mental mostly). I can feel the muscle near my diaphram tightening, byt no vomiting sensation. I am taking 4 mg of Zofran 3 times a day, which is not helping much. I have had GP for 5 years, but only began feeling this since the operation. I have a neurological disorder which causes my GI problems, along with a variety of movement problems. So maybe my body is acting dufferent than anyone else's would. I am just running out of patience and energy.
Guess I am wondering if others with GP experience this constant stomach churning. This seems like more than nausea. I just want to flip the switch abd turn it off. Would appreciate any ideas.
---- Joe ----