So over the past 2 weeks my gastroparesis suddently got really bad. Constant nausea and along with lack of bowel movements. I have been taking laxatives and those dont even seem to work. I think this disease is more frustrating than the type 1 diabetes Ive had for 25 years. I will take any advice any of you have and would love to hear from others who have gastoparesis. Now its at the point its affecting my life because I dont feel good.

So, just to update this, I went to a new G.I. Dr. who also confirmed from my symptoms it is gastroparesis and put me on three meds 2x a day which is reglan, prilosec, and a rx laxative. I am hesitant about taking meds I have had some side effects from them even after just being on them for a few days such as headaches, slight dizziness, and wierd dreams. I know reglan is the rx with the biggest side effects but im only on 5 mg each dose. Is anyone else on this rx? I must say though I had slight stomach pain once over the past few days but nothing like I was having.

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Comment by Trudy on February 2, 2013 at 5:21pm

Hi Priscilla. We have a group that might be of some help to you: www.tudiabetes.org/group/gastroparesis. Also, perhaps your doctor would send you to a gastroenterologist. Good luck.

Comment by Dee Meloche on February 3, 2013 at 9:54am

So sorry about your gastroparesis.I have this condition too and I know how uncomfortable and sick it can make you.I am taking Domperidone Maleate and my symptoms are now gone.I have been a type 1 for 27 years.I find that chewing really well and several small meals throughout the day helps.I hope this helps.Good luck!

Comment by Brian (bsc) on February 4, 2013 at 5:18am

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. Dr. Bernstein has an extensive discussion of gastroparesis in his book and has a bunch of articles on the topic on his website. He has quite a number of recommendations, things like medications, papaya extract, massage and exercises. It is interesting to note, he does not suggest a laxative.

Comment by Gerri on February 11, 2013 at 2:24am

I have gastroparesis also & live in fear of it worsening. I hate it more than dealing with diabetes. So sorry for what you're going through. Afraid I can't offer help with meds, but know you how feel.

I'm careful about what I eat & can't handle large meals. Red meat's a challenge, so I only eat it in stews, soups & in any way it's slow cooked. Fish & poultry are far easier for me to digest. Pickled foods, which I love, are the simplest for me to digest. I eat a lot of eggs. Make my own protein shakes also. Though raw food's a no-no, I eat salads.

Comment by shoshana27 on February 11, 2013 at 6:26am

hi priscilla, reglan made me very sleepy & prilosec did not agree w. me or did not help.
i take PHILLIPS PRO-BIOTICS & PSYLLIUM HUSK...that helps me.good luck.

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