I have kind of a rough history of the symptoms of GP and I am going to finally get tested for it next month.
Please tell me if this sounds typical or if maybe I am just nuts - okay, I have anxiety disorder and spent a couple of years slowly tapering off of sedatives because they no longer worked for me. The taper went smoothly until the end and things got rough, my anxiety came back, etc. but I pushed through it and got free. I had long term withdrawal symptoms including occasional nausea... BUT then I caught a virus. I had a sore throat with swollen tonsils, a cough, a high fever for over 5 days and really bad nausea. The night I started catching the virus I was very hungry and made a pizza expecting to eat at least 3 slices but after only a couple of bites I was full. The next day the virus was in full swing and I developed some GI symptoms from it as well as the sore throat and congestion and fever. 7 days went by, fever finally went away, but my appetite never came back and in fact I have been waking up with severe nausea every morning. It made my anxiety worse and I dry heaved any time I tried to get something down, including water. In fact the water would just come back up. My anxiety went off the charts as I became weak and dehydrated so I relapsed onto my sedatives. Well despite my relapse back onto my sedatives I am still waking up every morning with extreme nausea and when I do try to forcefeed at nighttime when it abates a little, I get full after only a few bites. My actual stomach area is sore-ish at night and in the morning. I get momentary relief from small burps a lot. Need zofran frequently.
I mean seriously - does this not sound like GP?!
to thicken the plot, when I was 14 (I am 25) I had this same thing happen - had a stomach bug and every day after that I was waking up dry heaving and would not eat to save my life. Ended up hospitalized for dehydration many times. Doctors convinced my parents I was anorexic so they put me on Remeron, an antidepressant that stimulates appetite and helps with Gastroparesis. after the first dose I had 3 bowls of cereal - the first time I got hungry in a year. My parents were ecstatic. Things slowly improved from there but now here I am again, 25 years old, just got over a virus and now dry heaving every morning with bad nausea that doesnt calm down until late at night.
I know none of you are doctors but please share your opinion?