I do wonder if this is caused by a kind of pre-NAFLD (Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) for some of us. One site, which I cannot find again right now,
said that EBV and Cytomegalovirus can both be involved.
NAFLD can also affect the esophagus which they said can end up being fatal.
I'm just experiencing a lot of this lately. My liver, spleen and esophagus all seem inflamed and irritated and I feel like I'm being squeezed over the lower half of my rib cage as well right underneath that.
I was originally thinking acid reflux but now I am wondering especially since I do think with our disease our livers tend to get bogged more than average.