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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. 746 People

    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    sillyphylli2008 sillyphylli2008 46-50, F Jun 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 3 Responses Jan 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 May 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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