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The last few weeks I've been feeling really different. I take Reglan for dysmotility and I assumed it was working (it's been six months on the meds) but lately, if I eat anything small, I get the bloated feeling and the only thing that makes me feel better is to lie down. I also get short of breath, but I am not lacking oxygen. My heart speeds up too. I worry that I am going to get too used to the way I feel and not recognize that it is something I need to deal with. Has anyone had this feeling?

I see the rheumatologist next week. Another thing that's been much different is I've been getting up to urinate at least 4 times if not more, a night and I am not drinking things right before bed. This has always been a problem, but lately it is more frequent. I have no signs of anything such as UTI.




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These are symptoms that I would definitely bring up to your rheumatologist. I know I've seen "frequent urination" as the side effect of various drugs so that could be caused by the meds. Be sure to drink enough water so you don't get dehydrated. If you develop a fever, I would get in to see a doctor right away.


During year one, I had that bloated feeling where you would eat a couple of bites and be full. Just to sustain enough nutrition during the day, I was eating something about every 2 hours. I still lost a lot of weight though. That feeling did go away once on methotrexate.


Are you able to call your rheumatologist and leave a note about these symptoms? He might be able to get you in earlier or at least call so you could tell him about them. Please let us know if you find out anything. I hope you find the source soon and start feeling better. Getting up 4 times during the night certainly doesn't lead to a good night's sleep. And rest you need!


Big Hugs,

Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi Jen,


Definitely items to call ahead of time and let your doctor know about. Also, many people have UTI's without any symptoms, so it might be a good idea to get that checked out.


Please let us know what you find out.

Your Friend,


Gi Gi

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