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I'm 27 and I recently had a stomach motility study to see how fast food was moving through my stomach. I had *thought* food was moving too slowly through my stomach because I often feel bloated and unusually full after eating, which progressed to actual uncontrolled vomiting after eating. It felt like the food just wasn't going anywhere and I was throwing up as a result. I was surprised to learn that the opposite was happening (this is apparently called rapid stomach emptying or "gastric dumping.") Although it's usually associated with diarrhea (as well as some other symptoms), that's actually not a problem I have. Anyways, I've been referred to a gastroenterologist (just switched insurances), but I haven't heard back from them yet and I'm starting to panic about why I have this. It sounds like it's almost always associated with having had gastric bypass surgery, but I never have. It also appears to be associated once in a while with diabetes (I've never been tested) and a horrible, but rare disease called Zolinger-Ellison disease. I don't think it's related to my celiac's, but because I'm overly anxious about what could be going on and why, I thought I'd ask on here if anyone else has had this problem and what it was caused by/what you were able to do about it. Thanks!!

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I am not sure what caused mine, but I suspect it was celiac. I suffered with this for about a year. Once I went gluten free, it stopped. All the tests were always normal, except for the upper GI test where you swallow barium. My doc (a GI) couldn't explain it, but then again, he couldn't figure out I had Celiac either :( I hope you can get it resolved quickly.

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I'm 27 and I recently had a stomach motility study to see how fast food was moving through my stomach. I had *thought* food was moving too slowly through my stomach because I often feel bloated and unusually full after eating, which progressed to actual uncontrolled vomiting after eating. It felt like the food just wasn't going anywhere and I was throwing up as a result. I was surprised to learn that the opposite was happening (this is apparently called rapid stomach emptying or "gastric dumping.") Although it's usually associated with diarrhea (as well as some other symptoms), that's actually not a problem I have. Anyways, I've been referred to a gastroenterologist (just switched insurances), but I haven't heard back from them yet and I'm starting to panic about why I have this. It sounds like it's almost always associated with having had gastric bypass surgery, but I never have. It also appears to be associated once in a while with diabetes (I've never been tested) and a horrible, but rare disease called Zolinger-Ellison disease. I don't think it's related to my celiac's, but because I'm overly anxious about what could be going on and why, I thought I'd ask on here if anyone else has had this problem and what it was caused by/what you were able to do about it. Thanks!!

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I too have had that miserable feeling, to the extent that I resorted to smaller meals and spaced them out but still I would get that full bloated feeling. Finally my gastroenterologist suggested trying Motilium and it has helped immensley. I now can eat a full-size meal and I have started to put on a little weight. I was down to 106 lbs and am now at 110lbs, aged 64, so I need extra weight for sure to avoid osteo. I certainly would say that it was all part of the Celiac condition, so hang in there and hope your doc can suggest something that will aid you. I'm not sure how long I'm going to keep taking this drug, but hopefully it won't be for too too long (whatever that means!)

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Do you have any answers to your problem? Did your doctor find out what was wrong?

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I would really like to know too! I have had similar problems but then I just thought I might have eaten too much, even though I had eaten less than a serving of food... I dont have good insurance right now, so I am self diagnosing at the moment... I hope you feel better soon!

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