Gastric emptying study

MrsCDogg
By MrsCDogg Latest Reply 2015-04-07 15:31:13 -0500
Started 2015-04-02 11:55:48 -0500

I have been having lots of issues with my stomach for a long time now. I finally decided that it was time to talk to doc about it. I had an appointment on Tuesday and they set me up for a test to see how my stomach is emptying. I'm a little bit nervous about the results but at least I will know for sure now. Doc also gave me some samples of Linzess to help with the diarrhea. Not too sure It will help after taking the first dose yesterday. It seemed to just make it worse. He also gave me a prescription for Predaxa for my stomach which seems to have helped the pain and heartburn. I also now have an appointment at the end of April with a surgeon. That makes me a tiny bit nervous too. But, at least now I am on the path to finding out for sure what's wrong and getting some help for it.
On the positive side I have lost about 17lbs because I am unable to eat very much at all.


11 replies

rolocup
rolocup 2015-04-07 15:31:13 -0500 Report

I have had GP (gastroparesis) for over 10 years. Had a question about it because I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in last 6 months, and test they did in all of that showing my stomach empty was showing the food going through at a very quick rate. Does anyone know if Celiac affects gastroparesis and changes it? I also was wondering if I still need to take the medicine for it?

AB#3
AB#3 2015-04-03 07:55:07 -0500 Report

MrsCDogg

I have had the gastric emptying study done many times. I have had GP (Gastroparesis) for over 10 years now.

Everyone is diff but for me I vomit a lot and am nauseous everyday all day. So I don't eat much at all and that leads to outpatient visits for fluids a few times a month. I had a gastric pacemaker put in 2 years ago this month and that helps cause the meds no longer do.
Wishing you the best.

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2015-04-03 12:07:17 -0500 Report

My goodness. I certainly feel for you. It's kind of weird but I rarely vomit. I get nauseous, have lots of bloating, can't eat very much and have diarrhea a lot, and get full really quick. A slice of toast and a cup of tea will fill me up big time. So basically I feel like poo most days.

AB#3
AB#3 2015-04-03 12:16:55 -0500 Report

Yeah I also feel like poo most days . I have to say so far of all the complications i think …My opinion is Gastroparesis is the worst. Cause at least I always feel Awful. Have a good day
-April

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-04-02 21:54:03 -0500 Report

Hi MrsCDogg,
My prayers go out to you. I have not had your problem, however my pyloris ( the hole which the stomach empties out from ) ulcerated over
and they had to go in and make me a new pyloris. I was so sick through all of that that I have so much empathy for you. Take care of you and remember we're here for you.

RebDee
RebDee 2015-04-02 12:51:23 -0500 Report

When in bariatric classes, I was taught about "dumping syndrome" and expected after surgery to experience it. But I have not experienced it at all. Dumping syndrome is when you either eat too much or try to drink immediately after eating. The water goes around the food and pushes the food up from the stomach to your esophagus and causes you to become nauseated and vomit.

I have been following the rules and I guess that is why I don't have dumping syndrome. The rules say either drink before or after eating by at least 1/2 to 1 hour and stop eating when your stomach feels full.

I probably do not have what you have, but I thought I should tell you what happens to me.

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2015-04-02 14:08:13 -0500 Report

I have not had bariatric surgery, but there is a very good chance that I have gastroparesis. That is when the stomach does not empty properly. It is one of the many complications of diabetes. It can also happen without diabetes which is known as idiopathic gastroparesis. I think it has to do with some nerves being affected by diabetes. Thanks for the info though.

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