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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. 728 People

    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 1 Response Mar 11

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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 5 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    Just Diagnosed

    After three long years of severe nausea and abdominal pain, I finally received a diagnosis of gastroparesis today, Practically, this knowledge changes little enough. I still have to strategically plan out my meals or I  simply forget to eat them. When I do eat, it is a...
    LucidDementia LucidDementia 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2010

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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 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

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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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    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 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    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

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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, 2014

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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 48 Responses Dec 13, 2008

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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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

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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, 2014

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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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    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

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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, 2014

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    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

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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 2 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    Reglan Alternative, Better Than Zofran

    My GI/GP specialist put me on a transdermal patch for chronic nausea and vomiting. The patch is called the Sancuso Patch and the medication is called granisetron. Depending on what your doctor prescribes, this could be a 5-7 day patch worn on your upper outer arm. The patch...
    mlightkep mlightkep 22-25, F Oct 14, 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    sillyphylli2008 sillyphylli2008 46-50, F Jun 29, 2014

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    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

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    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 Jan 6

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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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    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

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