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Gastroparesis?!

Apr 02, 2016 10:14 AM

I just got diagnosed last week with gastroparesis. I was wondering how many other people here have this because I read it's rare too like my CRPS!
I also read that there are several treatments like medicines and having a gtube placed to eat. I was hoping someone could tell me what works for them, though I know everyone is different, I just need some hope something will help me! I've spent thousands trying to get better from the CRPS to no avail so I'm worried the same thing will happen with the gastroparesis.

I hope everyone is enjoying the spring flowers that are coming up!

Apr 02, 2016 1:59 PM

Meganblondie I am sorry that you got this diagnosis. I don't know anything of this problem and wish I could help. I hope that there is someone here who does know and is able to give you information. Hang in there!! You're in my prayers. {{{Hugs}}} 💕🙏🏻🌻

Apr 02, 2016 3:38 PM

Gut mobility issues suck, however: please don't quickly despair...the medications that are very effective! The RX Reglan...is specific for this issue, ask for it. And relax...enjoy hour springtime flowers!!!!!!!

Apr 03, 2016 6:56 AM

I haven't been diagnosed with it, but it I've read that it very commonly occurs with EDS. I used to vomit every time I ate a meal, until I started eating many small, very small, meals a day. I now eat no less than six times a day and still only eat 1800 calories a day, because if I eat more it won't stay down. My sister (she has undiagnosed EDS) takes Reglan and it has helped her a lot!

Good luck.

Apr 03, 2016 9:14 AM

Terri, My GI doc dx delayed emptying about 6 months ago. I same across this website but haven't followed the diet because it seems a little extreme. Would you check it out and give your opinion? It says gastroparesis & delayed emptying are the same thing.

http://gicare.com/diets/gastroparesis-diet/

Apr 03, 2016 9:34 AM

Meganblondie, I hit post before I finished... Lol

I hope you can get suggestions that will help. My doc feels my delayed emptying issues come from two things; 1)IBS-C, & 2) nerve damage from major abdominal surgery that required intubation to empty my stomach contents. The surgery was in 2010 & it took until last year for doc to determine this. I reduced my fat intake, avoiding all fried/greasy foods, because I don't seem able to suggest them (not even burritos). I've increased my fluid intake, mostly water. With most meals, I eat lots of raw carrots, celery, and baked sweet potatoes (no added sugar). I also eat lentils, chick peas, green beans, butter peas, & Crowder peas (my fave). It wasn't until I was put on magnesium with Senokot-S that my digestive tract improved. But they are keeping arch on my bloodwork to make sure my level of magnesium is normal. They had me on Linzess, but it caused a whole new set of problems and I came off of it. Not everything works for everyone. You may have to try multiple things before you find the method for you. I pray it won't take you as long as it did for me! Hugs love & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Apr 03, 2016 11:32 AM

Yes,Flappylady exact same thing he just termed it differently. Love,Terri

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