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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. 702 People

    Don't Know What To Do;

    I have had stomach troubles for my whole life it seems. I am 18 and have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease and gastroparesis. Together they can really screw up my day, haha. Recently my gastroparesis has been acting up, I've been feeling bad everyday for about a few months...
    FreeBurgers FreeBurgers 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    "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

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    Hello all, I am new to this message board.

    I have had issues with my stomach ALL of my life. After a bout with 5 bleeding ulcers, and VERY slow healing, I have been diagnosed with grade b esophagitis, hiatal hernia, non existent LES and gastroparesis. I have been sick for almost 2 years now. Lots of weight lost and...
    donnanae donnanae 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with gastroparesis about five

    years ago. I'm sick everytime i eat and even when i don't eat i'm sick. I was wondering if anybody else has these symptoms.
    jmih jmih 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 19

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    Can I clear it up now I don't have

    Gastroparesis... But a friend of mind has, I'm trying my best to support him.. Through the hard times and gosh doesn't he have them! He keeps saying people don't understan and wants to give up on life! He say its going to kill him in the end..
    Budmouth Budmouth 26-30, F May 20

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    I have had gastroparesis

    since about 2007, and am in the midst of my 2nd flare. I am currently on reglan which has been working well, but I also have horrible reflux which is causing breathing issues even with 300mg of zantac. Anyone have any advice?
    jdavis39 jdavis39 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    When You're 17, Your Biggest Problem Should Be What Dress To Wear To Prom...

    It started with an innocent stomachache. I was a senior in high school and it was the week of my senior prom. After breaking some ridiculous drama-filled news to a good friend, I was feeling stressed and sick, which was not terribly uncommon for me. I went to bed earlier...
    nikkipenguin nikkipenguin 18-21, F Jan 4, 2012

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    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

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    I have gastroparesis

    and have really been going through a terrible downward spiral with it. It has flared awfully. I have not been able to eat solid foods for 5 weeks with the exception of eggs and a little yogurt or cottage cheese. I've been relying on Ensure and protein drinks for calories. I...
    calypso28 calypso28 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    I was diagnosed last month with GP.

    I want to know about this disease- I've found that education about my illnesses helps me. For example, I learned a lot about Bipolar disorder when I was first diagnosed in 2003. Although I've had my problems with it, I now feel that I have a handle, sort of speaking, on the...
    amve1984 amve1984 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    I have recently been diagnosed with

    gastroparesis and I'm finding it difficult to get into a decent eating pattern. Because I can't eat as much as I used too I find I'm eating a lot of sweet stuff and now I'm getting heavier 😔. That's also due to bloating. ( I think ) There doesn't appear to be anywhere in...
    lizzieMcG lizzieMcG 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    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

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    I've had gastroparesis

    for a year now and it has basically ended my life, I'm taking raglan 3 times a day and can barely eat solids, I've lost weight, my sugar is all over the map and I'm so sick 1 week out the month I spend it in the hospital (I've been in the hospital every month since my first...
    dalya5301 dalya5301 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    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 47 Responses Dec 13, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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 12 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    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 1 Response Dec 15, 2009

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    Feeling Helpless

    I was diagnosed with gastroparesis about four years ago and have had nothing but trouble. The pills that the doctors had prescribed have not done much and I feel like a guinea pig with all the medication they have switched me to. For the past year and a half I have not been...
    tessashay tessashay 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    sillyphylli2008 sillyphylli2008 46-50, F Jun 29

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    Interesting Survey Out

    I found the survey at http://www.livingwithgastroparesis.com/GPSurvey0610.pdf  to be very interesting.  A lot more idiopathic GP than my doctors led me to believe.  Maybe you will find something that helps you there, too. LiveNew
    LiveNew LiveNew 31-35 4 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    I want to help and need help.

    Just like all of you. I've read alot of the trials and tribulations posted and it's evident that the degrees of this disease are wide. Some people have diabetes, some don't. I have type 1 very brittle. Some vomit alot, some a little and some none at all. I thru-up over 1,500...
    Penske77 Penske77 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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    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

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    Gastroparesis Flare

    I have had gastroparesis for 4 years now . What a terrible illness. Have a flare now .doeas anyone know if it is cyclic condition ? Comes and goes
    Juliahealy Juliahealy 36-40, F Oct 22, 2013

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    I Have GP But Feel Better Than Ever.....Find Out Why And How..

    After my esophagastroduodenoscopy, (good word to remember when playing scrabble) my gastrologist diagnosis was gastroparesis, a disorder that slows or stops the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine. In my case it has stopped, stomach paralysis. It turns out...
    LilyColgate LilyColgate 51-55 Oct 30, 2013

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    My Two Year Old Just Got Diagnosed With Gastroparesis

    This is the first time on this site.  We just found out that our two year old daughter has Gastroparesis.  From the things I have been reading, it doesn't sound like this is normal in a child this young.  Does anyone have a young child with GP.  We have been...
    Azgls Azgls 31-35 3 Responses Jun 19, 2010

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    I finally have a diagnosis,

    gastroparesis. I am angry, scared, depressed. I feel like I am going through this alone. I am having a bad day with this stupid illness and I have been researching all of this, which is stressing me out more than helping me at this point. I am just lost. Are there face-to-face...
    Mandolin1983 Mandolin1983 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I Have Gastroparesis- What Would Happen If I Got Pregnant?!

    After struggling with stomach issues for most of my life, being diagnosed with IBS and trying several medications but no one ever actually looking inside my stomach or taking me seriously because of my relatively young age, I had a perforated gastric ulcer last year- life saving...
    Orange252 Orange252 26-30, F Nov 2, 2013

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    Just found out I had GP about a month ago!

    Doctor's don't know the reason why I got it! I must say it is the most painful and horrible thing I have ever had! Always in pain sometimes worse than others ! it has turned my life upside down as I don't want to do much. I have sleep problems cause the pain is worse at night...
    phoagy phoagy 61-65, F Feb 17

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    Gastroparesis And Great Taste No Pain Diet

    i just had an endoscopy done a few days ago and the doctor told my husband and I that it was gastroparesis since i still had food in my stomach but he didnt give me any info in what to do or eat. i researched a lot and i think i just have a mild case of gastroparesis because...
    Amycita Amycita 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    My Gp Life.

    I was diagnosed with GP 7 years ago. It has been a long, hard journey, But finally, I've reached a balance. I still have pain and nausea almost daily, despite taking medication 4x a day and being EXTREMELY careful about what I eat. I survived my personal mourning period and...
    MrsGP MrsGP 26-30 3 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    Pre And Post Diagnosis

    I was diagnosed almost 4 years ago. My symptoms began maybe 4 years before that, when I woke up after a college party and was vomiting violently, but hadn't been drinking. A doctor decided it was appendicitis and operate and then told me, funny thing, but your appendix was fine...
    jc8794 jc8794 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    Shakeology

    Hi anyone else use Shakeology? I've been on liquid diet 6 months now, it's a life saver. Type me if you want more info.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 13, 2013

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    Glad I'm Not Alone

    Hi! I was diagnoed about 6mths ago and thought for sure I would be"cured" by now. I feel like I constantly have the stomach flu. I have two kids and luckly a wonderful husband because if I am not vomiting I wish I was.  I finally started eryped an antibiotic 3 days ago but...
    caralat caralat 36-40, F Feb 27, 2010

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    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 37 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    Recently Diagnosed

    I was just diagnosed yesterday with Gastroparesis and I am just looking for information and answers about it. Does the diet help/work? Medicines? Surgeries? Any information is greatly appreciated. I'm scared because just got results back and not sure how bad it is yet. Following...
    racingmom511 racingmom511 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    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 12 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    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

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    I had my gallbladder removed about a month ago

    because it was only working at a rate of 11%. I have noticed some improvement but I still have to be careful about the gastroparesis. I am taking Domperidone and it helps. I have problems with anxiety because I'm never sure how I will feel. So far I have had a good couple of...
    FreeBurgers FreeBurgers 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Erythromycin Anyone

    Hi I just started erythromycin. Sick, nauseous and stomach cramps all day. Couldn't get myself to take it tonight. Anyone else w similar results? Does it go away? Supposed to take it for 10 days
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    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 7 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    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

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    I have had problems and complained about food

    sitting in my stomach for almost 10 years.....Finally they tested me and I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis...I'm overweight though and the majority seem to be underweight. I was told this happens because my stomach is not processing the nutrients so my stomach does not tell my...
    tanette67 tanette67 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    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

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