I've been having a lot of belching issues lately. I had a stricture back in September that we believed to be the culprit, it was dilated, and per a contrast enema imaging series I had last week it is still dilated and not re-stricturing. So I'm wondering why I'm still so damn gassy. I've had my j-pouch for four years and this only started to become a problem over the summer. I was expecting it to stop post-dilation, and am peeved that it has continued. I have an appointment with my GI, but he's hard to get to see so that won't be until February. I've been taking Prilosec per his advice in the meantime and it's helped some, but I still get belchy and it's quite frustrating.
I'm wondering if anyone else has upper GI gas unrelated to a blockage or stricture? Part of me wonders if it's a side effect of Wellbutrin which makes me fart like it's my day job, but the belching didn't start until a few months after I started taking it so my GP is skeptical of that theory.