Time for an update! I had a pretty good appointment with my GI doctor today. I was going into it not really expecting much, as we were thinking of going out of state to look for care. I kind of thought the appointment would be like "Okay, thanks for the help, but we won't see you anymore." There are no surgeons even close to my area that can perform the surgery I'm looking into, and insurace is no longer going to cover the one thing that gives me relief. However, my doctor still has a few tricks up his sleeve. First, he brought up balloon dilation for my pylorus, which will widen the opening and isn't considered "experimental" like Botox, so insurance might not have a problem covering it. In the meantime, he suggested increasing my dosage of domperidone when I feel symptoms come on strongly. I'm hoping we hear about the dilation soon, because if it helps I can finally stop going to the ER once a week.
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