Gastroparesis with severe symptoms!

Posted by paarak @paarak, Jul 17, 2011

Does anyone have gastroparesis (low stomach emptying) and what are you doing to manage the problem. I was finally diagnoised with this condition this year after at least 3plus years of unexplained illness. Most of my symtoms were related to pain in the chest; deep back shoulder pain; lightheaded/dizzyness; I always felt like I was having a heart attack. But each time I went to the ER all the heart test came back fine and was told it was just acid reflux. I have been to cardiology; neuralogy; gastrology. I have had heart test; stress test;;thryrod; diabectic test; all kinds of blood test (only showed low vit D) MRI of brain; spinal tap. Finally had stomach emptying test in March – which showed 85% food still in stomach after 3 hours. I have had to switch to a no fat; low fiber diet – pretty much all liquid; soft (babyfood like) foods. If I do experiment and eat something that doesn’t move through – then I end up with the deep shoulder pain; lighthed/dizziness;; numbness in the arms/fingers and over all wekness. In order to overcome this feeling – It seems to work by drinking just water /gator aid for at least a day. I just don’t know if this all started by a nerve damage issue or if it is reverserble. I have done a lot of internet reading and there doesn’t seem to be anything to do except eating habit changes. And no one else seems to associate the pain I have with the stomach – I never seem to have stomach pain – Only fullness; nausea; bloating/gas. I also am not diabetic. Which my understanding is a reason for this condition. If you have this condition – what are your symtoms and how are you managing? Thanks

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Searching for some info about Gastroparesis, found this site and discussions, and it is informative. My gastroparesis was diagnosed upon visit to ER, and got a follow up for Endoscopy and colonoscopy. My symptoms cascaded from the Covid Virus, then added to the injury is the Covid jabbed, I am taking multiple medications to have a life, then when my stomach holding and stuck in my stomach, I am non-functional human being! turned into Zombie!!! On a liquid diet as of now. thank you all for the informations shared

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@vholtzapple

Searching for some info about Gastroparesis, found this site and discussions, and it is informative. My gastroparesis was diagnosed upon visit to ER, and got a follow up for Endoscopy and colonoscopy. My symptoms cascaded from the Covid Virus, then added to the injury is the Covid jabbed, I am taking multiple medications to have a life, then when my stomach holding and stuck in my stomach, I am non-functional human being! turned into Zombie!!! On a liquid diet as of now. thank you all for the informations shared

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I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in Nov 2022. I have stomach pain in the center under my breast bone that is always there somedays are better then others. Bloating and nausea come and go depending on what I put in my mouth. I don't know what mine came from but I believe it was either the mental health meds I was on or covid. My symptoms started 3 weeks after I had covid the 2nd time. I am now on no meds except my blood pressure and cholesterol and thyroid medications. I pray for a miracle for us all.

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@gsheets

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in Nov 2022. I have stomach pain in the center under my breast bone that is always there somedays are better then others. Bloating and nausea come and go depending on what I put in my mouth. I don't know what mine came from but I believe it was either the mental health meds I was on or covid. My symptoms started 3 weeks after I had covid the 2nd time. I am now on no meds except my blood pressure and cholesterol and thyroid medications. I pray for a miracle for us all.

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I have had all the symptoms you and everyone else is writing about for the last 5 years. It is a struggle each day with no answers. Some days are better than others. All I can say is we all are different and act differently to the food we eat. Still searching for answers here. Good luck.

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@molly911

I have similar symptoms, but did not know it had a name. I had a nuclear egg study and it was found my food does not move at a normal rate, it is very slow. Is this the kind of study any one has had to diagnose this?

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Yes. I was diagnosed with gastroparesis a few months ago. Had bloating, horrible nausea, loss of 9 pounds I didn’t intend nor needed to lose, and acid reflux. Took tests noting I too have slow movt of food . My GI specialist
told me to cook my fruits and vegetables. Eat small portions . Eat slowly. Pepcid OTC helps. Felt much better but have a flare up now. Found that drinking hot Turmeric tea and ginger ( comes in a tea bag) is great, soothing, and love it mid day or after a meal. It’s herbal. There are no “ cureall” for this condition. Walking regularly ( try walking after a meal) has been helpful as well.

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