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Jul 26, 2011 · Gastroparesis with severe symptoms! in Digestive Health

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!!