Gastroparesis and Autoimmune

Posted by emmyboodles @emmyboodles, Mar 30, 2023

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis after Covid a year and a half ago. I am wondering if there isn’t some underlying autoimmune disease because it seems my body has gone haywire since getting Covid. I am wondering if anyone has any autoimmune diseases and gastroparesis? I have read about plasmapheresis treatments helping gastroparesis if patient also has an auto immune disease.

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I have had thyroid issues for 60 yrs. Now gastritis


It is possible for someone to have an autoimmune disease and gastroparesis, although it is not necessarily common. If you are concerned that you may have an underlying autoimmune disease, it may be worth talking to your doctor about testing for autoimmune antibodies to determine if there is an autoimmune component to your gastroparesis. Plasmapheresis may be a helpful treatment option depending on the results of these tests.


I have both. On remicade infusions for ulcerlative colitis and dexilant and others for gastroparesis. Have had nausea for 4 years and no answers. What is Plasmapheresis? I have been to Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Univ. in the DC area. Nobody can help me. thanks Mike

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