Hi all....after 2-3 weeks of very, very bad pain, sickness, nausea, dry retching, and complete loss of appetite, I underwent a barium swallow which showed a stricture/long narrowing just below the pylorus into the duodenum. I was shown the images and it was very narrow. It showed that liquid was getting through but no solid food was passing. There was a solid food residue in the gastric tube which must have been from a couple of days earlier as I had only been having liquids/soups since then. I was booked for a dilatation - just 2 days after the barium test, but the surgeon told me after that he could not see anything to dilate. Back to square one now. Is it possible that the sedation used for the procedure (I assume it was Midazolam) could actually relax the muscle causing the narrowing to temporarily disappear? Can such a stricture suddenly disappear overnight? My symptoms are back again and I’m worried that nothing will be done as I can’t function properly and need to go back to work. I have read a few posts mentioning Botox. Desperate for a solution as i’ve no idea how such a stricture would suddenly not be there at the dilatation procedure! Thanks as always!