His pain is worse after eating and
drinking, he never experiences hunger
pangs, he is tender to the touch on his upper abdomen, jostling, driving on bumpy roads, exercise, makes the pain worse. He describes it at times as acid burning, knife stabbing, tightening and about to explode. He has had xrays, ultrasound (no gallbladder stones detected), been scoped twice with biopsies of esophagus, stomach and small intestine.