Does anyone have a slow emptying stomach?

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   Posted 8/30/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone how are you all? myself good staying strong wanted to ask does anyone have a slow emptying stomach? cause that is another one of my digestive problems that I have. It is one of the reasons I cant eat how I want to and just causes a number of problems.I'm suppose to take Reglan four times a day to help with that but not sure if it's really helping does anyone know of anything else that will help with a slow emptying stomach? My new nutritionist says drinking cold ginger tea will help with that had it today for the first time but not sure if it was helping.Beside that I was out the other day running around town trying to find the foods for my new diet that I'm on most of my diet contains a lot of rice products very bland no sugar at all in my diet.This diet I feel wont really work till I add the new probiotic and the rest of the foods when I get money hopefully things will get better.Looking forward to hearing from anyone with the similar problem would be a great help for me to cope and get it resolved as always wishing everyone good digestive health. smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 8/31/2008 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Slow emptying stomach is also identified as gastroparesis.  Sometimes the word Motility (ie slow motility) is used (instead of emptying).  You can search on those topics and likely find some more info.  There are a few motility drugs that help, reglan is of course one with some side effects.  There is at least one other that is not approved for sale in the USA (domperidone).   If you have any issues with reglan, I believe the other can be obtained, talk to your doc about it.  One antibiotic has a motility side effect, that helps temporarily for some: erythromycin. 
Outside of that, I've only read of some experimental treatments (like botox and/or stomach pacemaker) for serious cases.  Keeping a diary of everything you eat and then avoiding foods that cause issues can go a long way in managing things.  Depending on what the suspected cause is (viral, diabetes, surgery, unknown), the treatment may vary.

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   Posted 8/31/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks I'll check into it :-)

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   Posted 8/31/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I was just diagnosed with gastroparesis but have none of the "typical" symptoms (nausea, vomiting, constipation). On the contrary, I have watery diarrhea anywhere from 5-15 times a day. We're still trying to figure this one out. There IS a gastroparesis diet that is supposed to help...low fiber, small, frequent meals.
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   Posted 8/31/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Sarita, that really surprises me that after all this time you were just diagnosed with gastroparesis and I know you have the diahrea. Who'd have thunk it? Seems like if you have diahrea that low fiber wouldn't be good. This gets more confusing all the time.
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