1 Year since sub-total colectomy

  • By Qtrmiler · New reply April 21, 2014
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  • By Qtrmiler Yesterday at 5:54 pm Hi everyone. I can't believe it, but its been a whole year since my surgery to remove 95% of my colon due to genetic attenuated FAP. Due to some excellent medical work ...

food just sits there/naseau/dysautonomia

  • By sweinbe6 · New reply April 15, 2014
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  • Hi. I am a 54 year old woman who has MS and was dx. one year ago with another rare autoimmune disease called dysautonomia. Has anyone heard of this. It effects all autonomatic systems in your body. chest ...

G-J Tube

  • By KillaPenguin · New reply April 15, 2014
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  • Hey y'all...this might get a little long and I apologize for that, but I'd like some info and advice. I have a gastric pacemaker, since day 1 it has caused me excruciating pain 24/7. Then some times it ...

chronic coughing to point of vomiting

  • By snarkalot · New reply April 14, 2014
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  • hi I have GP and am on TPN I have had a cough that over the last two months has become chronic and in the last three days I cough for ten minutes or so at a time and end up vomiting. the many x-rays I've ...

mmihs and prune belly in my little boy

  • By lekker1 · New reply April 13, 2014
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  • Hi my 3 month old son has mmihs and prune belly syndrome. He's a twin and his twin is healthy with no issues. I was wondering if anybody else out there had both serious syndromes and how their child or ...

Help me remember the name of a Vanderbilt specialist?

  • By Deborah63 · Posted April 8, 2014
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  • I saw the name of a specialist in the discussions about 6-12 months ago (at that time I read through all of them as I was new to the group) from Vanderbilt. His patient (from here) highly recommended ...


  • By nrcly · New reply March 20, 2014
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  • my son has been sick for five years he recently was diagnosed with gastroparesis I would like to find other people that have this. I am unsure about what medications I should let him try can anyone please ...


  • By imlily · New reply March 12, 2014
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  • Hi everybody I have just signed into this group and I hope someone can give me some good advice. I have been taking a ppi for many years for Gerd induced by (as I look back) Aleve. cutting a long story ...

Tacrolimus (Prograf, Adoport)

  • By tulip2014 · New reply March 9, 2014
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  • Hello, I have been suffering from Ulcerative Colitis since 2010. I have tried all the usual suspects for treatment and none of them have worked. However, in August 2013 I started Tacrolimus (brand name ...

rectal prolapse

  • By ChronicGIProbs · New reply March 9, 2014
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  • Hi everyone. so I am posting this to get any advice or suggestions anyone might have. I had a lot of GI issues as a child and suffered a rectal prolapse as a baby. I was diagnosed as "failure to thrive ...

Anal fissures and IC?

  • By ducklucky1 · New reply February 26, 2014
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  • Have a dear friend who has interstitial cystitis, and has since developed a non healing anal fissure, which she suffers from greatly. We figured it was maybe due to constipation from the pain meds and ...

Small intestine obstruction

  • By Evkw · New reply February 23, 2014
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  • Dad's 90 years old vomiting one day , diagnosed partial small intestine obstruction , they tried to use ng tube suck out fluid hoping it'll dissolve itself, but it's very uncomfortable , dad pulled it ...

Zenker Diverticulum

  • By zenker · New reply February 15, 2014
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  • Is there anyone who has this treated? In what way? What were the results? Where did you find a qualified Doctor? Joey ...

Reglan or Domperidone????

  • By sarahsays · New reply February 4, 2014
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  • After a year of vomiting after all meals, testing, doctor appopiments, I have officially gotten a confirmed diagnosis as to WHY in the WORLD I am so sick : Gastroparesis. My doctor just explained the ...

Domperidone HELP?

  • By sarahsays · New reply December 23, 2013
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  • Hello everyone. So, I just started Domperidone one month ago for GP. For the past 2 weeks or so, I've been getting really blurry vision coming and going and today my mom at the told me one pupil was 2 ...


  • By bufffy · Posted December 16, 2013
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  • I have been hospitalized for 3 weeks with persistent neuropathy. We have tried neurontin, lyrica, tegretol, alpha lipolic acid, and various supplements. Right now they are treating me with Demerol and ...

Great GI center at Northwestern

  • By pennymoon · Posted November 5, 2013
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  • I've been through a lot physically and am doing pretty well now. I was asked to write a guest blog at a gastroenterology dept. at Northwestern from a patients point of view. Hoping it's helpful... ...

Slippery elm benefits

  • By teacherwoman · New reply October 31, 2013
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  • Hello everyone, last posted a few weeks ago desperate for some relief from atrophic gastritis, well I think my prayers have been answered. Trawling the net I read about Slippery elm supplements and at ...

Drink Kefir!!!

  • By Leigh1964 · New reply October 31, 2013
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  • Hello,I just wanted to say to all of those who have IBS what I have done that has done more good than any diet or pill. I drink Water Kefir,Milk Kefir and Kombucha every day,I can eat things that I couldn't ...

Healing Ulcers with PPIs

  • By foodforhealth · New reply October 29, 2013
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  • Hello, I am a 56 year old woman who started to get awful pains in her abdomen months ago. It began when I ate some raw garlic - was totally fine there until then - then gradually over weeks it got worse ...

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