Gastroparesis

I was your normal 20 year old new mom. I strived to make sure all he had was breast milk until a week after he was born it caused his first er visit. We stayed in the picu for over a week with what we thought was bronchitis. We ended back in the picu at our local childrens hospital 2 days later. We were told our son was FTT, that he had multiple food allergies, GERD & a digestive disorder. We finally saw specialists, who preformes every test possible on my little 3 month, 10 pound baby. At 4 months old we got the news my peanut had congenital gastorparesis. The doctor started to...

I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis last month, but I've had it for much longer than that. Looking back, I've had these symptoms for the past year. It built slowly in the beginning but it hit me like a freight train in January. It has had such an impact on my life that I have been depressed and anxious since it began. My quality of life has decreased very rapidly so it's been difficult to stay positive. The only thing keeping me going is the support I have gotten from my friends and family. I don't know where I would be without them. I have yet to figure out the best way to alleviate my...

I just found out about this site I was diagnose with gastroparesis about 4 years ago and I have this issue since 2007 I was always told that I had heart burn I was given reglan I took it for a year and the side effects it started to kick in so I decided to stop taking it I have been trying to be eating good and exercise but recently I have notice is getting a little bit worse for about 2 weeks every time I eat I vomit some food I'm glad I could retain most is vomiting and I have more gagging , nausea,and spitting saliva and yellow it feels like I have a ball in my neck after spitting /...

Hi every body, I'm so sorry for the discomfort of gastroparesis. I was suffering with these symptoms since 2006. Like everybody else seeing different doctors, trying medications and nothing worked for me. One day, (approximately one year ago),I laid down on my back with the biggest discomfort of my life, so I put my fingers on my stomach touching the nerve. I started to massage it and as I was massaging my stomach, I felt something moved. I continued doing these massages up until today. Ever since then, I felt so much better and was able to eat a little more. Of course, nothing fat,...

I am really hoping that there is someone out there who can help me understand what is going on. I have had abdominal pain for several years. I had every test, including HIDA Scan, which showed I was at the low end of normal for gallbladder function. The doctor decided to take out the gallbladder two years ago. I still have the same pain, in exactly the same place, so I am no better. I had a gastric emptying scan and it showed 100% remaining after 1 hour, 79% after 2 hours and 13 % after 4 hours. The diagnosis was gastroperesis. I have never thrown up, have felt nausea occasionally, feel...

I want to share my daughters success story. I know that everyone is different and that the underlying cause of gastroparesis also differs. When my daughter was given the diagnosis and we started doing research, we found that the condition was said to be incurable. We were shocked and very afraid of what the future would hold.

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Melissa is an active member of the gastroparesis community who is inspiring others to get involved by example of her dedication to improving the lives of all people living with gastroparesis through advocacy and awareness. With other members of the community, she has established a strong online presence through social media, online support groups, and her website (www.curegp.com). She has also featured as a guest writer for MediVizor, The Mighty, and Health Story Collaborative and has participated in the Lown Institute's Right...

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in December of this year. I started having symptoms in November after I took a Zpak antibiotic. I am losing weight and have found out there is no cure and very little in the way of effective treatment for this condition. I am depressed and afraid. Everything I see online is so terrible. I can't understand how I can be a perfectly normal person one day and then after taking a medicine that people take all the time be completely destroyed.

I am 40 years old and have had stomach issues for many years. I was diagnosed finally with Gastroporesis after having an emptying study a few years ago. I have lost about 35 lbs in the last yr. I am already a small frame and tall. I recently saw my medical record and she had me also listed as being anorexic!!! Im not anorexic, just have Gastroporesis. She was my gastro dr too. I was going to the va where I live and they are the ones who diagnosed the disease and started me on Reglan. I told them I was not working so they increased it to 10 mg 3 times a day. I went back after losing wt and...

I was recently told about this site to share my story. I currently suffer from 7 diseases and other health conditions; Gastroparesis, Thyroid, Dumping Syndrome, GERD, IBS, Primary Adrenal Insufficiency, Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency, Empty Sella Syndrome, Raynaud's Disease, Spastic Colon and Pyloric, ANA Positive, vitamin deficiency and insomnia. I currently take 15 different medications. One medication I have to take without fail otherwise I could go into a coma or die. Believe it or not I still work full time, even though my doctors have told me to stop working. Financially I can't...

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