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Gastroparesis? Part Of Scleroderma?


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#1 Sharonvandee

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 09:46 PM

Hey

I have finally gotten the result of the gastroscope done a few weeks ago. The specialist diagnosed gastropaesis. He informed me that neither valve on the stomach works. He discussed doing a nissen fundipication but said he would only do this if I lose at least 10 kg lol whilst on steriods.

Just wondering if there is anyone else out there with this and wheather is is related to the whole connective tissue problems or if it is a seperate problem

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Diagnosis Scleroderma-crest, Scolliosis, Asthma, ILD, Plueral Fibrosis, GERD, Hiatus hernia, Anticardiolipin positive, ANA positive

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#2 jefa

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:02 PM

Hi, Sharon. Sorry to hear about this, but at least you are getting some answers at last. I am not sure about your question, but here is our section on Gastroparesis for you to read. There are some personal stories there that may be of interest to you.
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#3 Sharonvandee

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 12:59 AM

Hi Jefa

Thanks for the link. I suppose I just want to know if there are others out their with this and if so how they cope, medication etc

I was a little overwhelmed when I posted as I had just gotten back from the Dr and feel like this is just another thing to add to the list

On the other hand what I have suspected has finally been confirmed
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Diagnosis Scleroderma-crest, Scolliosis, Asthma, ILD, Plueral Fibrosis, GERD, Hiatus hernia, Anticardiolipin positive, ANA positive

a little bent and broken and almost beyond repair!

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:29 AM

Sharon-- I also suffer from gastroparesis. When I eat anything, it justs sits in my stomach and I get very distended, nauseous, and vomit. I now take nothing by mouth except a few meds and am on TPN for nutrition. It's an IV twelve hours a night. I have a portocath in and it is always accessed. I have a GI tube in my stomach so when I do get distends (when I cheat and eat or for no reason at all) I can suck out whats in my stomach. I hook up to a gastric pump. That enables me to at least drink coffee and then suck it out.

I have systemic sclerosis with most of the involvement in my entire GI tract, top to bottom.