I'm sure everyone on this board has had a strange or frustrating appointment with a gastroenterologist. I've had some wonderful ones and some utterly dismal. To cut a long story short, my most recent appointment has me confused, frustrated and worried and I'd really appreciate some input from others.
A few months ago my stomach stopped digesting food. I would eat something, it would sit in my stomach for up to 7 hours until I vomited it back up looking EXACTLY the same, as if time in my insides had had literally no effect on it. As a result I lost 5kg in the first three weeks, was unable to eat anything substantial or solid (and eventually couldn't even swallow my medication) and was given meal replacement liquids to get my calories up beyond 300 a day. This was eventually resolved with a 7 week course of Motillium 10mg 3 x a day, which eventually kick started my stomach once again.
I was very worried about this episode and desperately waited to discuss it with my gastroenterologist. However, he was unmoved. He said, and I quote "there are many things that occur in Colitis patients that are medically unexplained. This may be just 'one of those things'". This leads me to believe that it is something frequently seen in Colitis patients, but I cannot find any studies indicating this.
So my question is this: has anyone else experienced such an episode, and if so, what did your gastro say... if not, then has your gastro said something similar about 'medically unexplained' related problems that we just have to live with?
So far, I am just totally confused.