I've never been diagnosed with gastroparesis, but I have felt that my bowels are slow....some people here talk about their Crohn's in terms of constipation, which I would agree applies to me, too, except I haven't had a hard stool since 1999, LOL. It does seem that I'll have a few days of no bowel movements, and then a day or two of multiple bms, mostly soft, sometime diarrhea.
So is that gastroparesis? I'm not a vomiter unless I'm pregnant, ha.
Anyway, recently I've had pain in the upper right quadrant. I started noticing it a few years ago when I'd had a few days of no bowel movements. More recently it was happening every day, and sometimes all day long. I believe I have a stricture somewhere, maybe near the duodenum (on my last scope I had gastritis and a few years ago I had an esophageal stricture). Anyway, it seems to be getting better on its own.
So like you I have had pain on the right side. I haven't taken any meds for this other than my regular 5-ASAs etc. that you can see in my signature. I had considered asking my GI to run a SBFT but the last time I did that (~8 years?) I was miserable drinking all that barium, and I couldn't see what knowing about a stricture would do for me other than possible get me on prednisone. I guess I would have made that phone call (and might still) if I hadn't started feeling better.
I am keeping my meals small and my liquids up and hoping to continue improving. I would not have described my pain as severe but then everyone's pain threshold is different - I would say at its worst the pain was a 3-4 on a scale of 10.
Hope this is helpful.
48 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), mesalamine enema as needed.