What can I do when in a gastroparesis flare?

Posted by lily21 @lily21, Mar 8, 2021

What can I do when in a gastroparesis flare? Even water is painful to drink. I am waiting for a call from Mayo GI clinic. Waiting is hard. I do take an acid reflux med, and Tums though the day. I also take zofran as needed, but thats not working either. Ive had a flare for 3 days.

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I take platonix for acid reflux and reglan for gastroparesis it's been working fine. They both were prescribed by a physician. Good luck.

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@brendaharvey

I have this. Physical Therapy in Louisville,Ky.. helps me more than anything. It is a very bad thing to deal with.
Wish I could get more help.

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what type of physical therapy are you receiving that helps with your gastroparesis? What benefits have you experienced?

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They taught me exercises to strengthen stomach wall muscles. Here are some pictures. I am now off my Med and using a Milk of Magnesia Saline Laxative (a small amount before bed) along with 2 tablespoons of the recipe they gave me.
Belly breathing is so important. The massage they taught me on the 1 st appointment was a game changer.
I was constantly constipated. Didn’t even know to breath out with my mouth wide to produce a BM!

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@brendaharvey

They taught me exercises to strengthen stomach wall muscles. Here are some pictures. I am now off my Med and using a Milk of Magnesia Saline Laxative (a small amount before bed) along with 2 tablespoons of the recipe they gave me.
Belly breathing is so important. The massage they taught me on the 1 st appointment was a game changer.
I was constantly constipated. Didn’t even know to breath out with my mouth wide to produce a BM!

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Thank you so much, Brenda! The weird thing is that my husband has not suffered from constipation, but these exercises will be invaluable should constipation arise. I am so happy to hear that you are doing better and very grateful that you have shared your experience. Best, Mickey

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@brendaharvey

They taught me exercises to strengthen stomach wall muscles. Here are some pictures. I am now off my Med and using a Milk of Magnesia Saline Laxative (a small amount before bed) along with 2 tablespoons of the recipe they gave me.
Belly breathing is so important. The massage they taught me on the 1 st appointment was a game changer.
I was constantly constipated. Didn’t even know to breath out with my mouth wide to produce a BM!

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Thank you so much for sharing these tips. I am excited to try these. Sue M

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@susanemaa

Thank you so much for sharing these tips. I am excited to try these. Sue M

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So happy to share. Prayers that they will be of great help to you🙏🏻

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@mgeller604

Thank you so much, Brenda! The weird thing is that my husband has not suffered from constipation, but these exercises will be invaluable should constipation arise. I am so happy to hear that you are doing better and very grateful that you have shared your experience. Best, Mickey

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I am so happy to share!
I have friends who did not have an issue with constipation at all. Just nausea and vomiting. One friend who is our TV news anchor out of Louisville, Ky (local news) had the devise implanted to control this.
That had worked for her.

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Mmmm…I wonder what sort of device it is

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@lily21

Well, I'm back at square one. Mayo will not take me on as a patient. Bummer. Now I need to find another place closer than The University of Iowa Hospital, which is 5 hrs from where I currently live. I live in NW Iowa, I'm far away from everything. I am feeling lost right now. Mayo is the best, and I hoped that would work. I'm not sure why I wasn't accepted.

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I have Gastroparesis. I found that learning belly breathing, along with other exercises to strengthen my stomach wall helped a lot. I also take 2 tablespoons of a mixture of oat bra, applesauce and prune juice before bed along with a small amount of
Milk of Magnesia Saline. This has stopped my constipation issue which was horrid.
I have continued on the diet I was given for IBS-C two years before the Gastroparesis diagnosis. I am better then I have been in the last 3 years. I still can’t gain my weight back. I do have flares but not nearly as often.

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@fatz52

I take platonix for acid reflux and reglan for gastroparesis it's been working fine. They both were prescribed by a physician. Good luck.

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The Reglan has allot of side effects do you have any problems taking it.

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@mgeller604

Mmmm…I wonder what sort of device it is

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Implant and triggers her stomach to empty.

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@brendaharvey

Implant and triggers her stomach to empty.

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Where did you have the plant done?

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