Gastroparesis - Newly diagnosed

If you or someone you care for has just been diagnosed with gastroparesis, this is your place to connect with others who have been there. Introduce yourself, ask questions and find support here.

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Constipation...with GP

ann2tie
  • By ann2tie · New reply 1:14 am
  • 7 replies
  • Does anyone out there have any suggestions for something I can take for constipation caused by GP? Please don't tell me to take Milk of Magnesia, it has always given me TERRIBLE cramps. Should I try prune ...

Diagnose me :-(

exotec
  • By exotec · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I am mortally confused. I mean, especially so... not my "usual confusion"! lol I've had scleroderma-associated GERD for quite a while (2-3 years at least). I've had 3 esophageal stretchings for a stricture ...

viral infection and gastroparesis

Kre
  • By Kre · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Hi, my 4 year old daughter was diagnosed 2 months ago with GP and it had seemed to get better. Her sister had the 12 hour "flu bug" and 3 days later my 4 year old with GP was sick and everything is bad ...

new and overwhelmed

mamamoo
  • By mamamoo · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Hi all, I was diagnosed with gastroparesis last week after a week long hospital stay. I can't keep anything down except bouillon, gatorade, and saltines. I have been going through the different stages ...

Gastroparesis & Over the counter medications

ann2tie
  • By ann2tie · Posted April 15, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I am newly diagnosed with Gastroparesis. My Gastro Doc told me not to take Tylenol for my Fibromyalgia pain; however, my Internist told me I could take it. Which is it??? I try to get by on OTC medications ...

Does anyone else have this symptom with GP???

ann2tie
  • By ann2tie · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Sometimes while having a bad attack I get a rapid heart beat with a bad headache in the forehead area. Does anyone else have this symptom? I've read once on a blog that someone else did have this. I had ...

Gastroparesis Newbie

ann2tie
  • By ann2tie · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • After years of feeling terrible (nausea, stomach pain, severe acid reflux, bloating) had a tummy scope and finally got a diagnosis today of Gastroparesis. I've been doing some research on line. WHAT A ...

Just diagnosed

Thudack1210
  • By Thudack1210 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hello everyone, I was just diagnosed this morning with Gastroparesis and rumination disorder. I am feeling overwhelmed and don't know where to start. My GI has put me on erythromycin and asked that I ...

Very Confusing Gastroparesis Diagnosis

lozgod
  • By lozgod · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Hello. New to the group and this condition. I hope to learn a lot. I know no one can diagnose me but my situation is very rare from what I can find and very unique. I will try to keep it short and simple ...

Just diagnosed with Gastroparesis need help

FarmersWife2014
  • By FarmersWife2014 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Hi there, I was just recently diagnosed, I am on Domperidone 3x a day 45 minutes before meals. It was working at first, the bloating was going away, gas, etc. The past week however has been horrible ...

Such a struggle

staryel
  • By staryel · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • Hi there, I'm a 21 year old female from the UK, and I was finally diagnosed with gastroparesis and colonic inertia near the end of last year. And I've also recently been diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome ...

NO EATING ON TPN?

avenger2014
  • By avenger2014 · New reply March 24, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I just had an appt with my tpn dr and told him about all the continued difficulty keeping anything down. He actualy got mad at me and told me not to eat anything. He said that food is a pleasure to you ...

Working with GP

darl6451
  • By darl6451 · New reply March 22, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I am newly diagnosed with GP and wondering if people are able to return to work. I cannot imagine working all day in the pain that I'm in. Not to mention eating is like a full-time job now. Please let ...

Father and newly diagnosed

semaphore
  • By semaphore · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Hi All, Last Thursday, after having many contrast studies, etc over many years, I was finally given a gastric emptying study that showed I have Gastroparesis. I have been thin my entire life. I can't ...

Panic attacks Now!

avenger2014
  • By avenger2014 · New reply March 16, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Now I have been experiencing panic attacks/hyperventilation. Ive had 3 episodes so far. Ive never had this happen to me before my tpn. It starts with eating something that makes me sick, then my stomach ...

Dompardone

darl6451
  • By darl6451 · New reply March 13, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Hello, I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis about a month ago. I started taking Dompardone 10ml 3x daily. Does anyone have any opinions on this medication ...

On tpn and now no appetite, help!

avenger2014
  • By avenger2014 · New reply March 12, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I have had gp for a year now. I just got tpn in last month because my severe vomiting would not stop. I now have no appetite at all and keep losing weight. I have had several people, amazingly Drs and ...

Blurry Vision

darl6451
  • By darl6451 · Posted March 2, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I was diagnosed with gastroparesis about a month ago. One of my other symptoms is blurry vision that comes and goes. Has anyone experienced this ...

Pediatric GI in Virginia

gprnmommy
  • By gprnmommy · Posted February 24, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Does anyone know of a good pediatric GI in Virgina that specializes in Gastroparesis? A friend of mine has a daughter who was recently diagnosed with GP after an infection. She is a teen and would benefit ...

New and feeling kinda hopeless

angeleyez85
  • By angeleyez85 · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Hi everyone, my name is Serah. tonight has been one of those nights where all I can do is cry. I was recently diagnosed with gp and feel so hopeless. Between the constant pain, nausea and vomiting anytime ...

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