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#1 betty32506

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 01:13 PM

I have recently been diagnosed with this. :( I have not seen the doctor since the test but I did get a copy of the report. I maxed out the test capacity. I have been reading about this and found some good information on this site. I know enough about it to know it is something I sure don't want.

Do you know if when you vomit it is just the cotents of the stomach or can you actaully throw up from a lower section? :unsure:

I have more questions but will wait to see if anyone here is dealing with it.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:22 AM

Hi Betty,

I also have gastroparesis. My results showed that my stomach emptying took 2-3 hours longer than it should (about 20 minutes). I also have GERD. They rxed Reglan for me, but it makes me feel kinda nervous and trembly, so I don't take it. On a daily basis, it's not so bad without it. I get nausea and feel full prematurely, but only during flare ups. Also get diarhea (lots of fun!!). I find that if I eat less more often, that also helps. Hope this helps!!!

Shari

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:30 AM

Hi Betty,

When you vomit it comes from the stomach not the intestines. However over the years I have had many patients (I'm a nurse) who have vomited up contents that smell like feces due to bowel obstructions. Shouldn't be the case with what you are dealing with.

Sorry you have this and I hope your doctor is able to give you medicine to help move things along.
Warm and gentle hugs,

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#4 betty32506

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 08:38 AM

Thanks for the posts. They did a 2 hour test on me and at the end it had moved just a tiny way. The tech told me that going longer than that is useless. When I saw the results I thought the doctor might call me and do the colonoscopy earlier. He didn't and I don't know if that is good news or bad showing that the diagnosis is not very important or that the doctor isn't on the ball. I decided to not call him and try to hasten it either.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:12 AM

When my gastric emptying study showed delay my GI did an upper endocscopy on me to see if there was undigested food left in my stomach.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:40 AM

I take Reglan for this problem but was never given a diagnosis. I just told my rheumatologist that I was full after small portions of food and felt bloated. I actually quit taking Reglan a few days ago, after being on it for 6 months because I am sick of taking pills. I do think the pill worked for me, although I cannot tell a difference that I quit taking it!
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