Reply to crappycolondiaries
Ok 'Jodie' it is..........but nicknames are supposedly a term of endearment, or something like that! It's woman-speak, so I don't fully understand it..........of course.
No, you won't taste the B12 because it never hits your taste buds.......cuz you put it just behind your bottom front teeth so it sits under your tongue, and you won't taste it unless you can't wait the few seconds for it to be absorbed and you swish around. Then it tastes like......umm.......hold on.
Ok, just tasted it. It disappears so fast it's hard to say, but it's a mild tart and sweet taste. Not medicinal, more like food, but I can't put my finger on anything similar. It really does disappear in just a few seconds though.
An aversion to food? Not good.......you need to fix that girl. ;O)
Gastroparesis? Also not good. But should be easy to figure out if it's really happening or not. I don't think a biopsy tells them anything related to this.......but maybe things have changed. I would think they'd do an endoscopy first, just to check around, then do a gastric emptying scan.......which is you basically when eat some isotope laden food and they time how long it takes to leave your tum-tum with an x-ray scan. If that turns out to take too long they can do a manometry test where they check your stomach contractions to make sure they're normal and not too weak. And if you're a puker..........they got another test for that involving electrodes and such......but let's not go there!
Anyway, still not sure what the biopsy will tell them......maybe they expect to see something during the endoscopy. The fecal test I was talking about is more for digestion.........which isn't your problem it sounds. So skip that.
Sounds like you're in a pretty 'crappy' situation, pun intended of course, but hopefully they'll figure it out........and it won't be gastroparesis. I think you'll find the sublingual B12 perfect for your situation, so give it a whirl. You can find it at Walmart for $4 or so.
Keep us up on how things go!