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Gastroparesis with severe symptoms!

Digestive Health | Last Active: Dec 22, 2021 | Replies (305)

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I was diagnosed w/ gastroparesis a few years. I only had a problem when I really overate. However, I have been going through a horrible flare-up for the past 3 months. I am nauseous and feel like I’ve eaten a Thanksgiving dinner all the time. My heartbeat has risen. A stress test was ok. I am lightheaded, have low thyroid, ringing in my ears, acid reflux, fatigue, bloating, tingling and numbness in my hands and feet. It feels like I am carrying around a bowling ball and its even hard to bend at the waist at times. I was put on Reglan but it caused bad side effects. Yesterday, my GI doc put botox into my stomach thru an endoscopy. It helped me last fall but this time. This affects your life so much that its difficult for me to get out. Sometimes I can hardly drink water let alone eat. Back in the 1990’s I had 3 abdominal surgeries and perhaps that is why I got this horrible condition. On top of everything, I was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago. I take Pamelor for abdominal symptoms. Does anyone have suggestions of what I can do at home when all I want to do is lay in bed, can’t eat and my abdomen hurts? This has gotten me so down! HELP!!

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Crystal Saltrelli (below message) has such a great website and support for gastroparesis. I found the site when I was first diaganoised four months agao. She is a life saver for me when I start to get depressed and feeling sorry for myself. I go read some of the facebook or her website and get a better feel for life. Right now I am having a good spell. I try to keep track of everything that goes on in the day – so when I am having a good day it helps to see if there are trigger points. I seen a UCDavis specialist a couple of weeks ago and she took meoff Domperidone as she didn’t think it was helping and prescribed Reglan. But after reading all the side effects the last thing I want to do is give myself more problems so I never started taking it. I am not taking any meds!! What she also told me to start taking for my constipation is MiraLax and a fiber supplement CITRUCEL (although Crystal website suggest being careful with Fiber supplements). Now that I am not having prog.ems with constipation – the liquid, soft food diet that I am on seems to work. I feel really good with the diet modification. almost feel like I can start experimenting with more solid gastroparesis friendly food again.

Dear Paarak:
My son was diaganoised with gastroparesis a year ago and we live inte Sacto Valley
You mentioned that you went to UC Davis specialist, can you please send me the specialists name. Thank you

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