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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. 757 People

    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 4

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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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    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

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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, 2014

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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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    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 31-35, F Mar 30

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    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 11 Responses May 12, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 22

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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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    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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    Long, disgusting and disturbing story.

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

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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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    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 Aug 11

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    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 26-30, F Aug 5

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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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    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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    sillyphylli2008 sillyphylli2008 46-50, F Jun 29, 2014

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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 13 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Aug 5

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 3, 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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    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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    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