I Have Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Gastroparesis. You're not alone. 777 People

    Gastroparesis, Will It Get Worst? Do I Really Want to Know?

    Let me start off, i had an eating disorder when i was 14-19.  It was bulimia but i wouldnt vomit i took diet pills, i took laxatives, i excessively worked out. At one point it was anorexia i barely ate for a good year around 17 yrs old? But generally i ate like a meal a day...
    YourBeautifulliar YourBeautifulliar
    22-25, F
    49 Responses Dec 13, 2008

    Alternative To Reglan

    I have Gasgroparesis.  I had it 18 years ago for a year.   Now eighteen  years later, I got it again and I am on my eighth month.  I find the best way for me to deal with it is to tube feed until I ever get better. Without my tube, I would not live...
    Berylhhh Berylhhh
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2010

    Long, disgusting and disturbing story.

    Never let your eating disorders get this far.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 8, 2015

    After suffering from bulimia

    for 5 years, I have done permanent damage to my digestive tract/body in general. This is the result.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 13, 2015

    Living With Gp...any Suggestions?

    Wow its so refreshing to read some of yalls stories and know I'm not the only one going thru this awful disease! First off I'm 20 years old and had my first episode of the nausea and throwing up after a meal at age 17 and now experience it nearly every day. I heard most people...
    nikangulo nikangulo
    18-21
    13 Responses May 12, 2011

    Is there anyone that is being treated with a

    gastric pacemaker or a feeding tube? What were your symptoms that lead to you being given these treatment? I am running out of options fast and my GP keeps getting worse and worse.
    verymoofishy verymoofishy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 28

    Is My Abdominal Pain A Symptom Of Gastroparesis Or Something Else?

    I was recently officially diagnosed with gastroparesis, and while some of the symptoms that the GI Dr. made mention of apply to me (he's a new doctor that I'm trying out since my previous Dr. unfortunately retired) I'm not completely convinced that the sort of abdominal pain that...
    ohdaughter ohdaughter
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2013

    Gp Girl From Az

    So my story is very similar to most I have read, yet I don't hear much about peoples every day lives how that has been effected. I was diagnosed with gastroparesis, and a hiatal hernia and levator syndrome last Sept. 2011 I was working at the time I had a good full time job I...
    monicon77 monicon77
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jul 25, 2012

    I Have Gp, Now What?

    I've been having stomach issues for probably 10 yrs....diarrhea, pain, vomiting and even intermittent constipation.  Doctors said it was my gallbladder, so I had it out....still sick after that!  Then they said ti was IBS and gave me a few medications but they didnt...
    heather2010 heather2010
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2009

    Some Remedies That Work For Gastroparesis

    Not one person's gastroparesis is the same. However, I thought it might be beneficial to share with each other some things that have helped. I understand that they won't all help and might benefit one but not the other. I mean my cousin has GP and drinking coca-cola helps her and...
    PrairiePeace PrairiePeace
    31-35
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2013

    I'm About Ready To Throw In The Towel......

    Hello all. I'm joining this group because I have given up all hope on the healthcare system.  I used to be a paramedic for over 13 years and I worked in an E.R. for over 17 years and at that time, i loved the doctors I worked with and looked up to them.  Well, since 2008, have...
    landm42006 landm42006
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2011

    I am 52 and at the age of 21 I had my first

    blood work because I was pregnant. They told me I was gestational and not to worry. It my diabetes never went away. So my gp treated me as a type 2 diabetic for 17 years bit the pills never worked well. I was 98 lbs for all my adult life until the pills they gave me caused me...
    NancyVK NancyVK
    51-55, F
    Jul 23, 2014

    I have a question. I was diagnosed with

    gastroparesis a little over a year ago. When I was diagnosed things were really bad. I have been able to control it some now but was wondering do your symptoms come and go? bad heartburn, nausea, and pain, no appetite?
    racingmom511 racingmom511
    36-40, F
    Mar 30, 2015

    hello! My name is Yara

    and am 16 years old. I was diagnosed with gp this morning after an endoscopy to look for ulcers or any type of inflammation. For the past year and 8 months, I have been suffering from severe bloating, almost to the extent where I can't move. It got especially worse after I...
    yaragastro yaragastro
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    I think I have Gastroparesis.

    All my symptoms seem to indicate that it what I have, but I get debilitating diarrhea along with the vomiting.
    leecole leecole
    56-60, M
    1 Response Sep 15, 2015

    Crohn'S, Diverticulitis And Gastroparesis.....

    18 mths ago I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. 3 yrs ago I was diagnosed with diverticulitis and 10 yrs ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. It's safe to say I've been living with chronic illness all my life. I am not here to complain about it though. I wanted ppl out there...
    Kazpar Kazpar
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2013

    My symptoms stated as a fifth grade student.

    The nausea began to come every couple weeks of for a couple of day at a time. Within two months I was in my doctors office hoping to leave with an answer; but I didn't and little did I know I was far from it. The nausea began in January and in August I had my first appointment...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 15, 2014

    Cannot Stand It Anymore!

    I have recently been diagnosed with gastroparesis.  It all started 6 months ago when my baby was born.  I had a very difficult pregnancy and was in the hospital for a long time.  When I finally came home, I was readmitted for dehydration and vomitting. ...
    Addiwell Addiwell
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Mar 18, 2010

    I have been having stomach issues

    for at least a year or so now. About 5-6 years ago I was diagnosed with GERD (acid reflux) so I thought thats what was causing much of my stomach discomfort. However, things have gotten worse over the past couple of months. I decided to see a GI doctor who after meeting with...
    morganwat morganwat
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 14, 2015

    I got diagnosed about three weeks ago

    after the Smart Pill motility study. I met with the nutritionist at my GI's office to talk about diet from now on. Until diagnosis, was suffering from extreme bloating (I am 5'2" with a small frame and looked 7 months pregnant, and felt 9 months pregnant) and stomach pain...
    4skorn 4skorn
    36-40, F
    Dec 12, 2015
    sillyphylli2008 sillyphylli2008
    46-50, F
    Jun 29, 2014

    Hello everyone I was diagnosed with

    gastropareis in 2008. I had a gastric stimulator placed and it worked great for 5 years. The doctor then tested me with a gastric emptying scan which was normal. They removed the stimulator so I could have an MRI and it was not an unreasonable thing to do seeming the doctor said...
    justwaiting5 justwaiting5
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    My son was just diagnosed with gastroparesis in

    june at the age of 13. He was so sick for 2 years and no doctors here could understand why and kept saying it was because of his diet.... (He was always plugged up on xrays etc.. and they said I had to give him fiber etc to help him pass... although I was and they weren't...
    linny36 linny36
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2015

    5 days after starting medication to treat a

    tooth infection, I woke up violently throwing up undigested food. I can remember the date exactly because that is the morning my definition of "normal" changed forever. The vomiting became less consistent, though still present, but the intolerable nausea never let up. It caused...
    Kelsey89 Kelsey89
    26-30, F
    Aug 5, 2015

    Does your Gastroparesis get worse

    when you're ill with a cold/flu? Or does it get better or stay the same?
    Gastroparesis Gastroparesis
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

    So this last few weeks has been really rough on

    me. My GP has been real bad. Docs finally got me to go to the bathroom, but still so nauseous. The pain in my stomach has been bad, and I am so tired of all this.
    misspiglett misspiglett
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2015

    I have had GP for over a year.

    .. and i am very frustrated. I was once a very strong woman who never missed a day of work... now I am off at least once a week. I have trouble cooking meals for my family or grocery shopping. I feel weaker every day...I am sick of taking meds that do not help. i barely eat and...
    gpinpa gpinpa
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 20

    "My Stomach Joined the Union and Filed a Motion For a Strike...

    "...Now I'm stuck with a rusty wheel crank."          I have Gastroparesis apparantly AND I'm rather new to It.. in fact so far i haven't had it anywhere close to as bad as some of the <a href="http://www.myspace.com...
    MidnightButterfly MidnightButterfly
    26-30, F
    22 Responses Aug 31, 2008

    i have had gastroparesis

    for about 2 1/2 years and its been really hard to get under control. im in the hospital every other week and would love someone to talk to who can relate. anything helps
    ktwalter ktwalter
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    Hello, my name is jordan.

    The whole reason I'm posting here is because I've lost all hope of doctors helping my girlfriend who suffers with GP. I don't even know if it is the right diagnosis. Let me start by telling you about Abby. She is 19 years old and has been suffering from GP for a year and a half...
    Jordanm1994 Jordanm1994
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    And Then......gastroparesis

    I have suffered with digestive problems since I was 15. I was told I had ulcers ,then GERD, then a bad gallbladder, then pancreatitis, and then Idiopathic Gastroparersis. I had upper abdominal pain the was as bad as labor pains, severe GERD, nausea,  severe bloating and...
    kydeco kydeco
    51-55
    6 Responses May 3, 2011

    Even though my gastroparesis makes me

    vomit/regurgitate daily and nausea keeps me eating like a bird, I haven't lost weight so doctors don't take me seriously. I exist pretty much exclusively on shakes now and my episodes are more frequent. I miss so much school and finally had to quit my job. Tried all of the...
    verymoofishy verymoofishy
    18-21, F
    Jan 25

    My 15 Year Old Daughter Has Gastroparesis

    Hi everyone. I do not have gastroparesis but my daughter does. Her gastro nightmare started when she was having odd once a month vomiting spells. I took her to my family doctor and she sent her to a pediatrician where they ordered tests. The found through tests that she has SMA...
    mom76 mom76
    31-35
    13 Responses Jun 14, 2010

    Mine Started In 2005 When I Was 54

    I am a 59-year-old man.  We were in Honolulu at a luau in 2005 and I had terrible nausea on the bus ride back to the hotel.  I was up all night trying not to throw up.  That winter I lost about 50 pounds.  Daily nausea, no vomiting.  I just couldn't...
    dpardess dpardess
    56-60
    1 Response Jun 8, 2010

    Managing Gp

    I have GP for 24 years, which means I was born with it. I have only known GP and have learned how to adjust to "normal" life.  I have been through 8 GI doctors and just about every know medicine said to help with GP. I can tell you this is a manageable disease. You have to...
    sshepherd sshepherd
    22-25, F
    13 Responses Mar 20, 2010

    Hi, I can't describe what it is like to find

    others who understand the pain we all deal with everyday. I am 43, I was given the diagnosis about 15 years ago. Currently, I spend at least 3 weeks or more weeks in the hospital every month for the last 18 months. I have a "g" tube, my feedtube fell out a couple of months ago...
    11061106s 11061106s
    41-45
    1 Response Feb 5, 2015

    My Struggles With Gastroparesis

    I started having G.I problems with I was a teenager. I started getting sick all of the time and I didn't know why. Vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pains, you name it! None of my family doctors understood what was going on and one even thought I was faking. I moved to a different...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 11, 2013

    Anyone Taking Domperidone?

    I was recently diagnosed with Gastroparesis after a positive gastric empying test. After some time with symptons of this dreadful condition I suspected It was Gastroparesis and voiced concerned at my endocrine appointment, have diabetes too which I was told is the reason I have...
    gypsiemoth gypsiemoth
    46-50, F
    13 Responses Jan 20, 2013

    Hi I am a 26 year old male just got diagnosed

    with GP, don't actually know what level I am on at the moment so as u have assumed my pain is severe and shows its head anytime it wants to.. I have been hospitalized over 15 times since November.! When I am info through stomach pains nausea & vomiting. I am diabetic (type 2...
    AoKBawal AoKBawal
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    Living With Gastroparesis

    I know that everyone's struggle with disease is different, but I thought maybe it would be useful to discuss what has worked, and what hasn't. I developed this condition about three months ago, so I'm pretty new to the game, but I have learned a few things. It's really tough...
    l0nd0n l0nd0n
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 14, 2010

    Get Tested For Food Allergies!

    Hello Everyone, I just wanted to share my experience with you in hopes that it may help. I have experienced gastrointestinal difficulties my entire life, but about three years ago things started getting really bad. My condition was getting worse and worse. I ended up losing...
    jannson05 jannson05
    31-35
    11 Responses Oct 30, 2011

    Gastroparesis....gastronomicus According to Friends

    I was diagnosed with idiopathic gastroparesis in late February of this year.  It was originally treated as peptic ulcers because I felt like I was on fire within seconds of eating anything and was rapidly losing weight.  I'm an athletic trainer at a high school right...
    athletictrainer24 athletictrainer24
    22-25, F
    33 Responses Jun 26, 2009

    I too have gastroparesis,

    also have had numerous tests, discovered on an endoscopy, tried both medications, both were effective but after a while frightening side effects so had to quit them. Lost 15 pounds rapidly. Was told was not a candidate for gastric stimulator. At lowest point able to eat 2 T...
    Irene39 Irene39
    70+, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

    I have been dealing with the ills of GP

    for months now and it doesn't seem to be getting better. Everyone either wants to help or pretends to understand. I feel alone. I hate who I have become because of this. I am angry all the time. I can't control it anymore. I am starving. I just don't know what to do. Doc...
    Krypto74 Krypto74
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Mar 3

    I Have Gastroparesis

    hi my fellow suffers.  I was dignosed with this condition in 2008  my stomach empty's at 5% right now.I have a lot of pain with this condition  can any one else tell me if they experience a lot of pain too . Mydoctor has told me pain meds are very bad to take with...
    sambrett sambrett
    46-50
    7 Responses Feb 4, 2011

    I am a 67-year-old woman recently diagnosed

    with GP. I've had IBS for years as well as ulcerative colitis. From what I've read I either don't have it or mine is quite mild. I don't eat much anymore. I experience nausea and vomiting occasionally (3-5 times weekly but after I vomit I feel fine.) I can eat almost anything...
    DeannaSusannah DeannaSusannah
    66-70, F
    Jun 16, 2014

    Endless Battles

    Before I forced myself to not eat, and throw up whenever I did. Now its a struggle to eat at all. Recovering from an eating disorder, its been over a year since my last r relapse. After eating I noticed right away the sharp pains were back. I've had these before, and they went...
    machotaco machotaco
    18-21, F
    35 Responses Aug 17, 2012

    My Life Sucks As I Know It!

    I'm only 46 years old, and have continually had digestive issues.  I was told by one GI doc that I had Crohn's.  I have anti-inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, recenlty diagnosed with gastroparesis, no crohn's, and pancreatic steottarrhea!!! WHAT!!! I work...
    terrig22 terrig22
    46-50
    7 Responses Mar 26, 2011

    I Have Bad Gastroparesis, Does Anyone Else Share This Experience?

    I am 30 and I have had GP for about 3 years now but only properly diagnosed in August 2009. I am in hospital on average every month or so with severe vomiting attacks that take me down, make me ill and dehydrate me, I am in hospital for 4 - 9 days ata a time (I am also...
    wigglet2003 wigglet2003
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Feb 8, 2010

    About 7 years ago I began getting really sick

    Like having the stomach flu and it never going away, I lived in the medical capital of the world , Boston, and yet still no one could tell me why I was so sick all the time. Two years of endless doctors, ER visits, hospital stays and PICC lines I ended up with a doctor at Mass...
    AmandaGP AmandaGP
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2015

    The Gastroparesis Procedure: New Cervical Traction Theory.

    Abstract -- Delayed gastric emptying (GE) is called gastroparesis (associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome -constipation). The following procedure was developed to produce gastric emptying. Drinking coffee is a pre-requisite for the anti-gastro paretic effects of the procedure...
    screeb screeb
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2012

    I am posting this in hopes

    that someone can relate. I'm a 30 y/o female. About 3 years ago I started having a lot of stomach problems. I had a lot of nausea and vomiting most everything I ate. My weight dropped to 86 pounds (from 95). I went to the ER one night because I had been having trouble swallowing...
    sonogirl84 sonogirl84
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 3, 2014

    I have been having stomach issues

    for about 15 years. I just found out two days ago that I have gastroparesis . My doctor's appointment is no for another 2 weeks and I cant get in any sooner. I am just trying to get connect with people who share the same diagnosis and to get some ideas on what I should do.
    pitagirl7 pitagirl7
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    I have battled with gastroparesis

    for 7 years! I have had my stomach opened and that was the worst mistake I have ever made. All it did was cause scare tissue around the opening. Now I suffer from severe Gastritis. I am waiting for my insurance company to approve my gastric bypass. The doctor I found stated it...
    amack70 amack70
    31-35, F
    Aug 5, 2015

    the doctors tell me that I had gastroparesis

    since I was 2 years old from a medication but I was diagnosed with it about a year or so ago and I'm only 16. As a teenager I am self conscious about my figure more than most adults and now I feel so fat from not eating fruits and veggies so I try to work out but end up getting...
    alainamarie alainamarie
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2015

    Hi does any GPers out there have diabetes?

    If so, how does it affect your blood sugars? I seem unable to control my sugars more so now that I have Gastroparesis.
    amyk950 amyk950
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2015
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