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I Have Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome

A Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome. You're not alone. 40 People

    I'M Fighting SMA.

    I'm 56, have always been fit. Lived in the gym doing weight competitions, yoga, and felt fantastic. I weighed 125 at 5'5 All muscle. Two years ago, my problems began with abdominal pain, nausea, and difficulty eating hardly anything. Weight fell off with months. I...
    Sereneme56 Sereneme56 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    What's Best To Eat?

    I was having awful pain for months and lost alot weight. I am currently 6 stone! I was lucky because I was in a French hospital with the pain and it only took then 9 days to diagnose it! But now they want to put tubes in my nose to feed me and I can't do that! I hate things being...
    Rachc0125 Rachc0125 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    It took forever to get diagnosed.

    So many tests. I was being passed off as anorexic. only reason I'm still among the living is my dad's a retired surgeon and suspected it. he pushed and pushed to have the gi guy order a simple barium swallow to check stomach emptying. voila, it was there. without my dad...
    StarvingNotHungry StarvingNotHungry 51-55 1 Response Mar 20

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    First I Do Not Have SMA

    I have a good friend who is a 55 yr old lady who has been having multiple GI problems for several years. was diagnosed with Lupus and it seems every symptom she has is always blamed on the lupus. Now she has self treated herself by not eating solid foods, only certain liquids...
    Deidman Deidman 61-65 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    I am 13 now. I was diagnosed with it

    when I was 12. For a year my life was on hold. I had a major bypass surgery and now i am all better now. Please tell me if there is someone else like me out there. It is very rare and between 1861 and now there has only been 500 known cases in the English medical thingy. lol idk...
    princesshayray princesshayray 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2014

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    Finally I Have An Answer

    After almost 2 years of pain,weight loss,vomiting, and no answers from my doctors...I finally have been diagnosed with SMAS. It seems the cause was my slim build, and I have only gotten smaller, basically wasting away over this past year. I have a appointment with the surgery...
    Lodom38 Lodom38 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    SMA

    I am a 42 year old female and in january 2011 i was taken to hospital with severe stomach pains, after ct scans doctors realised that part of my bowel had died i think this was about 20 cm 12 days later i was let home only to suffer more severe pains after i was eating i couldnt...
    kelley42 kelley42 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    I Have SMA Syndrome

    Hello, I'm 13 and was diagnosed with SMA six months ago. I have been battling stomach issues my whole life, but just recently they got really bad. I lost 15 pounds in less than 3 weeks from my already thin figure. My doctors didn't know what was wrong and I under went a series...
    L3na L3na 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    Been Suffering For 4 Years Now...

    I am a 30 yr-old female that was diagnosed w/ SMA syndrome in May 2010, after about a yr & 1/2 of extreme abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and continual weight loss (which only made things worse). It took three GI doc's b/f I found one who knew what was going on. I have had 2...
    minderella333 minderella333 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    Wondering What To Expect Now....

    Hi, I am a 49 year old female , 5'9", I was 120 pounds until recently .I now weigh 96.Have been feeling bad since February, Went through all the channels that led to the diagnosis of Sma syndrome, just had lapriscopic surgery to" fix" the problem Monday, have been in...
    anginchains anginchains 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    So I am a 28 year old man,

    in good shape. I just found out I have SMA. I was released from the hospital after 100's of tests. But I'm glad I finally know what I have. Has anyone else wondered why these unbearable pains start later in life??? So now I'm at a crossroad, has anyone had the surgery?
    Legendary504 Legendary504 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 26, 2014

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    A new resource for those with chronic invisible

    physical illness, including SMA Syndrome: Reddit.com/r/CROCUS
    ISavedMyself ISavedMyself 26-30, F Feb 28, 2014

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    I've been diagnosed with SMA syndrome

    for a year. I started experiencing symptoms at 16. I was an incredibly stressed student. I was constantly studying and taking AP classes. When I started having symptoms I lost 20 pounds in two weeks. Because I have always struggled with my body image, my family and doctor...
    jfletcher jfletcher 22-25, F Apr 26

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    My 9 Year Old Son Has SMA

    1 year ago my 9 year old son was diagnosed with SMA after 6 months of back and forth visits to different doctors. He had severe stomach pain and would vomit and had trouble using the restroom. With the help of an amazing doctor and tons of boost/dualcal and other weight boosters...
    Candez10 Candez10 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    I am 13 years old. I have been sick

    for around 10 months. It started as what appeared to be a stomach bug but has continued for months and months. They removed my gallbladder and my appendix. They had to put a tube in and when the tube stared to malfunction, they had to go in and take it out. I have been put to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 23

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    My Sma Story

    Well this all started a few years ago. Apparently some of my arteries constricted the duodenum, due to being to thin. All my life I have been made fun of for being "anerexic" i was always "bones" "twiggy" or "the skinny girl" no matter how hard I try, I still have problems...
    GettingStronger1994 GettingStronger1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    Is there anyone who has pain in night,

    too? I had a Transposition of the superior mesenteric artery in Germany by Prof. Sandmann last year. At first the result was very good. I have got back my life. Since few month I have a rezidiv and now my doctors have fear about a new surgery. Only Prof. Sandmann in Germany is...
    lebenskuenstlerin lebenskuenstlerin 46-50, F Jul 21, 2014

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    My daughter has smas

    and is being cured by tilting upside down at a 45% angle on her back with arms over her head.She was looking at a surgical feeding tube after two years of fighting to avoid surgery.The doctors had her try this while she was hospitalized.three days later was eating normally...
    racheldunkley racheldunkley 41-45, F Apr 6, 2014

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    After a decade of unexplained chronic pain,

    I finally have a diagnosis. It began with the loss of my ability to run, and I have undergone four surgeries, multiple ultrasounds and CT scans, a HIDA scan, X-Rays, an MRI, and years of physical therapy and pain clinic regimens before finding the cause. SMA syndrome is an...
    ISavedMyself ISavedMyself 26-30, F Jan 29, 2014

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    I invite you all to come over to my Poland Syndrome Suppport (USA) Facebook page, this is a closed group and we are very open and willing to lend advise.
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    I invite you all to come over to my Facebook group page, Poland Syndrome Support (USA).
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