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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' work.  Then one dr told me it was depression and said to go on Prosac.  I felt like they thought I was making it up.  Plus I dont lose weight. So, I guess they thought since I am a little heavy (173 lbs) that I couldnt have anything that serious.  They tested for Crohns Disease and UC, but said I didnt have that.  So, for about the past 2 yrs I have just sat and suffered.  I get nausea all the time and cant go out to eat because I never know when I will get sick; I can either vomit or have continuous diarrhea after a meal.  Then it got so bad I went back to the dr and they had me swallow a camera pill and now they say I have GP....I go back to the Dr on Friday...so depressed but glad to finally know what it is

heather2010 heather2010 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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I'm having a hard time coping with my diagnosis too. But it is nice to finally have an answer. First it was h pylori, then my gall bladder, then ibs. Drs never seem to take the time to really figure it out. It took two years to finally get referred to a gi Dr. Now I don't know what I can eat that won't set it off and planning dinner for my family is a huge challenges.

I HAVE BEEN SEEING A DR IN LOUISVILLE KY FOR 12 YEARS FOR GASTROPARESIS ITS SO DEPRESSING AT TIMES BECAUSE YOU CANT GO OUT AND ENJOY DINING OUT BECAUSE THERE IS ALOT OF THINGS I CANT EAT UNLESS I WANT TO PAY FOR IT RIGHT AFTER EATING I WOULD LOVE FOR SOMEONE TO TELL ME WHERE THERE IS A GOOD DR. THAT TAKES MY INSURANCE AND NO'S HOW TO TREAT THIS I HAVE HAD JUST ABOUT HAD IT LIFE IS'NT SO GREAT ANYMORE ITS A DAILY THING I LIVE WITH MY DR DOES'NT WANT TO TRY SURGERY BECAUSE THE PART OF MY STOMACH THAT EMPTYS OUT IS PARALYZED AND CANT BE FIXED DUE TO SURGERY AND SEVERED A NERVE AND IS NOT FIXABLE NOW BUT I ALSO HAVE OTHER THINGS GOING ON SUCH AS SEVERE IBS TO GO ALONG WITH ALL THIS I ALSO HAVE A LOSE WRAP AND A TEAR IN MY UPPER STOMACH THAT CAN CUT OFF BLOOD TO MY STOMACH AND ITS NOT GOOD PLEASE IF ANYONE CAN PLEASE TELL ME A GOOD DR I WOULD BE SO GRACEFUL I AM WANTING TO LIVE A BETTER LIFE I HAVE TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN JESSICA 19 AND SEAN 24 .TAMMY.COWARD@YAHOO.COM