betty32506

Gastroparesis

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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.

Betty

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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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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,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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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.

Betty

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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.

Nan

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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!

Jennifer

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