Gastroparesis

I was always able to eat anything I wanted without gaining any weight. I was and still am very athletic and in shape. I am only 16 years old and got diagnosed with gastroparesis April of 2014. My symptoms began in January, and I was tested for many different types of bacterial infections but every result was normal. My everyday symptoms were dizziness, nausea, headache, abdominal pain, weight loss, and exhaustion. Since my diagnosis, ive realized that it is hard to enjoy everyday activities without having a fear of throwing up. Though I've only thrown up once since my diagnosis, it is...

In my early 40s I had episodes of stunning "gas pains" in my lower left gut which I later realized were episodes of diverticulitis. I also began to develop a tendency toward constipation, but never due to hard, dry stools. I also had a very serious lactose intolerance since childhood. The smallest amount of milk or yogurt in some sauce or other would leave me doubled over in pain.

Throughout my life I was athletic and careful to maintain a good diet, heavy on fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains and got most of my proteins from beans and complex carbs. Never processed food. But often...

I had just finished the electronics technician school for submarines in Groton,CT when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Not wanting to lose another submariner, especially a freshly trained one the doctor convinced me to stay in the Navy. I was in prime shape, running 10 miles a day and the doc told me if I keep working out, I had nothing to worry about and no further treatment was needed. Unfortunately, I have type one diabetes and require insulin which I did not receive in the Navy. This led to many complications. Food would rot in my gut and I threw up countless times daily. After 3 years...

Never thought I would see the day that I would be writing on Google about my dis-motility disorders. Well here goes, I have sooo many dis-orders, that the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic have both told me there is nothing they can do for me, at the age of 50, am now 55.I now am on TPN, probably for the rest of my life, because when I eat, it stays in my stomach and intestines and ROT'S and I then end up in the hospital because the pain is horrendous,so I am hooked up to a bag of formula, much like baby formula for 12 hours everyday. One of my disorder's is, "decreased myenteric...

Stephanie's 3rd Annual Awareness Walk for Gastroparesis and Digestive Health was a success!  Read more about it in Stephanie's blog.  You can also still donate to the event and support gastroparesis research here.  

I am a 36 year old female who was diagnosed with Gastroparesis two years ago while completing my final year of graduate school while working full time at a Fortune 500 company reporting to a Chief Executive.  During this time period, I experienced my body (and mind) completely collapsing.  I was unable to eat and when I did it I became incredibly ill.  There were also periods of days and weeks were I could barely get out of bed.  The stomach cramping and brain fog were terrible.  I’ve never experienced anything like it.  After several tests and months, I...

Stephanie is an active member of DHA who is inspiring others with her positive attitude and her pursuit to raise funds for gastroparesis research. Diagnosed with gastroparesis five years ago, Stephanie is determined to live the best life possible – and to do her part to raise awareness and funds for this complicated disorder.

So she started the Annual Awareness Walk for Gastroparesis and Digestive Health. This year marked the 2nd year for the event. On September 7, 2013, Stephanie and her family and friends took to the trails in Bellingham, Washington, wearing their green...

RLE

This is actually a story about my late husband , who just passed away on June 17, 2013 at 50 years of age. He had wasted away to 94 pounds, he used to be 210 pounds, 5'11".
He literally died from having chronic diarrhea for over 15 years which led to wasting sundrome, malabsorbtion syndrome. He also was diagnosed with Pancreatitus, Diabetes Type 1, Hyperthyroidism, COPD, Congestrive heart failure, ( he had 3 stents), SMA syndrome, anemia, bouts of ketoacidosis and gastroparesis.
His symptoms began in the late 80's with the symptoms of Diabetes, drinking large amounts of pop...

My story is a journey I have described in www.slowstomach.com
It is an ongoing story, one that I am currently still adding to, but feel free to use it to increase awareness of gastroparesis.
Thank You,
Irene

To start of with I am a diabetic and take insulin on a daily basis. Back in 2007 I was dianosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome which took 2 years to come to this conculsion. Many trips back and forth to the doctors and many test. I never heard of it before but did alot of research on it since then. Then in 2008 I became diable, I have a rare disorder that effects the upper part of my back that had changed my life completely. There is not to much I can do and what I am able to do can only do for 5 to 15 minutes at a time depending on what it is. I am a very independant person that loves to...

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