It sounds like a CT barium meal he wants you to do to see how quickly your stomach empties into your intestines. Slow moving digestion does cause nausea so that makes sense. The good news is if that is it, there are very effective meds including Reglan that should be able to help you. As far as claustraphobia... a CT scan is a narrow passage however its a very short length from one side to the other versus an MRI machine that to me feels like its never ending. In a CT scan, you would be able to move both arms and legs around if you needed to (although you need to be still during the actual testing) but that is just an idea to how
open it is. I hope this will give you some much overdo answers. Let us know how it goes.
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