I am wondering if there are others who experience symtoms related to chills and/or overheatedness related to eating. I was diagnosed with GP based on the results of motiity tests (360 minutes to consume a hard boiled egg) a few years ago.
But I don't have the common symptoms of nausea and vomitting. Instead, I feel weakness, numbness in my feet, mental haziness, and chills immediately after anything goes into my stomach. I also have intense reflux for which I am taking Dexilant. When I take my numerous meds with extra liquid, the chills are immediate. On some days, they fade away. On days like today, I feel chills repeatedly. Oddly, I also have hot flashes occassionally.
Part of the reason my symptoms are different is because my motility problems are caused by a rare hereditary neurologic disorder, which began to affect internal organs a few years ago after affecting my arms and legs for 20 years. My GI doc wanted to send me to Darthmouth Hospital for a bunch of tests to find out exactly what is occurring. But the doctors at the hospital would not give the okay since they claim they'd have no treatment once the data was collected. And of course, there'd be no value is just knowing where the dysfunctions exist. One theory is that emptying is delayed, but then occurs too rapidly for my spastic organs to handle, GP and dumping within the same system. There is also a suggesion that the vagal nerve is impaired and sending false signals from my stomach to my brain, sapping my mental energy. My symptoms are apparently more common in dumping; yet my motility is poor from my throat on down.
I know each of us is dealing with a unique set of symptoms and that we each have to figure out what works best for ourselves. None of the motlity meds have helped. In fact, symptoms occurred more severely or the side effects were horrible. But I've whittled down other symptoms somewhat by timing food intake, adding probiotics, and distracting myself. But I haven't found a way to reduce the chills, even though I often wear a coat indoors at home. So I'd appreciate any suggestions other than turning up the temperature or putting a heating pad over my shoulders.
---- Joe -----