Gastroparesis and EPI related?
I was diagnosed with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency a few months ago. Tried Creon, which seemed to help, but can’t afford refill. Still awaiting AbbVie’s decision on Creon Assistance. Because I am seldom hungry, my doctor ordered a gastric emptying test, which showed Gastroparesis. Do I just have bad luck, or are these two related? I also have Sjogren’s Syndrome, which I suspect might have caused these. Strangely, I never vomit, and only have nausea after a meal like steak. I was acutely ill with pain and nausea for four days after a steak and baked potato two weeks ago. Almost went to the ER because of the pain! But generally, my main symptoms are bloating and lack of appetite. I’ve lost over 80 lbs (which I needed to lose.) Any suggestions? I cannot take Reglan (causes extreme anxiety)
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Digestive Health Support Group.