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Gastroparesis anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Gastroparesis. You're not alone. 724 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    After suffering from bulimia

    for 5 years, I have done permanent damage to my digestive tract/body in general. This is the result.
    IngensImpetum IngensImpetum 18-21, M Jan 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    "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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    sillyphylli2008 sillyphylli2008 46-50, F Jun 29, 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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    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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    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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    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