By Goddess Latest Reply 2009-01-19 06:33:36 -0600
Started 2008-06-08 08:04:22 -0500

Does anyone know what I can do aboutit besides taking Metoclopram?

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calebsemme2003 2008-12-17 09:00:35 -0600 Report

what have you tried there are several meds out there however they have different side effects my wife danielle goes to u of m in ann arbor and she sees dr. john wiley he treats danielle's gastroparesis by giving her an egd with botox every 2 months and she could not be better i would be more than happy to discuss this with you please let me know

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Two painful feet 2008-12-01 13:36:06 -0600 Report

Me again:) There is a pace maker that is put in during surgery. Of couse my insurance will not pain for it.


calebsemme2003 2008-12-17 09:06:17 -0600 Report

have you tried every thing else to correct the problem my wife recieves an egd with botox that her insurance company will not pay for $5078.00 however i found out there is a rule they don't tell you about its called medical nessity if you have tried every thing else and this is all that is left you need to fight for it we can correspond anytiome small

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Two painful feet 2008-12-01 12:50:47 -0600 Report

I have gastroparesis my doctor inject the end of my stomach with botox it suposed to relax the opening. It didn't work for me. I live on nausia meds and regland. The doctor has tried every meds allowed in the United States.

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jupton1 2008-06-08 19:13:45 -0500 Report

I found this info that may help..

Erythromycin. This antibiotic also improves stomach emptying. It works by increasing the contractions that move food through the stomach. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps.

Domperidone. This drug works like metoclopramide to improve stomach emptying and decrease nausea and vomiting. The FDA is reviewing domperidone, which has been used elsewhere in the world to treat gastroparesis. Use of the drug is restricted in the United States.

Other medications. Other medications may be used to treat symptoms and problems related to gastroparesis. For example, an antiemetic can help with nausea and vomiting. Antibiotics will clear up a bacterial infection. If you have a bezoar in the stomach, the doctor may use an endoscope to inject medication into it to dissolve it.

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