IBS-C with gastroperesis helpful hints

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hungry
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   Posted 4/27/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have this? What helps you cope after Zelnorm? Any responses would be great.

hungry
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   Posted 4/28/2007 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
hi, its hungry again, I actually can't keep anything except small amounts of liquid or I just throw up. My doctor said that people with gastroperesis cannot tolerate fiber. I've lost 18 pounds and I'm getting a little nervous.

sunshine323
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   Posted 4/30/2007 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have a friend whose original dx was gastroparesis, but it actually isn't that, so I'm not sure if this will help. But she could always keep down sweet potatoes, in small amounts, and she ate baby food for a while, just cause it's so much easier on the stomach - on good days she could eat bananas, and she can eat good quality bread (stick with french or sourdough, other good white breads, though, because they have soluble fiber rather than the insoluble fiber that wheat/grain/rye breads have, and soluble fiber is MUCH easier on the stomach.) make sure you're getting enough liquid throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated ... and if you can, it'd probably be good to have blood drawn to check the levels of your nutritional status. Good luck!

carell
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   Posted 5/1/2007 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there- Let me just start by saying that that dx is a difficult one.  They (the MD's) were ruling it out with me at first. After a gastric emptying scan, I was found to have a delay that was noticeable but not severe enough to warrant a gastroparesis dx.  (my main symptom was severe nausea)  My gatroenterologist put me on Reglan as it acts as a digetive tract stimulator. This particular med is also used for nausea and vomiting.  Now, people have differing opinions on this med. as long term use of it has the potential to cause what's called Tardive Dyskinesia (common in long term chronically mentally ill patients who have been on old antipsychotics- involving the involunatry movement of mainly the face and tongue but sometimes other parts of the body)  However, when he put me on it, it does say, 'take for no more than 8 weeks at a time'.  NOW that being said, I'm not suggesting this drug for you but there may be other meds you can take for this with less side effects (and you won't necessarily get this side effect but there's always the chance which is why I do not take it- the nausea has improved since my acupuncture tx's but if it gets that bad again, I will be reconsidering this decision) Anyway, you didn't say if you've tried meds yet and they may or may not be the answer for you.  But it sounds like you're having an awful hard time with this right now.  Good luck and please remember I am NOT suggesting Reglan for you necessarily and again because of the potential side effects.  I hope you find an answer soon.  This is no way to live.  I'll be sending you good thoughts and hoping tomorrow is a better day!  Good night to all.

carell
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   Posted 5/1/2007 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi again- Sorry about this whole post- I just scrolled down and found you are on Reglan.  Oopps.  Didn't mean to waste your time :)   From now on, I'll scroll down first before responding.  So, you're on Reglan?  Does it work?  I know someone who takes it and loves it- but she takes it for nausea and vomting secondary to migranes so it's infrequent.  As much as I spoke about Reglan, believe me, if that severe nausea returns, I won't be able to swallow it fast enough.  I just resolved that I was going to explore all avenues before taking it. Hang in there.  Sorry again about the post below. 
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