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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    sillyphylli2008 sillyphylli2008 46-50, F Jun 29, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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 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 1 Response May 14

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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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    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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    "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 13 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Long, disgusting and disturbing story.

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

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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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    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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    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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