Getting Relief From Metoclopramide?After being ill for several years in my teens and being told my five doctors that I had anxiety issues and I "just needed to relax," I was finally tested for and diagnosed with gastroparesis. That was three years ago and I'm doing well, for the most part.
My doctor put me on metoclopramide (commonly branded as reglan) and I've been on it ever since. It's a high risk medication (the FDA recommends capping off use at 6 weeks), but my doctor said I was at low risk for developing side effects. That was August of 2010 and I've been on it ever since. I don't take it regularly at all anymore, maybe five or six time a week, but it quite literally changed my life.
I've heard so many horrible stories about metoclopramide that I'm not surprised to read that it is not prescribed for most gastroparesis sufferers. Has anyone else had any success with it?