GASTROPARESIS AND GASTRITIS

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scrapster50
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   Posted 5/9/2011 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I currently am on Domperidone for the Gastroparesis and Tecta for the gastritis. I am doing much, much better, but still suffer some setbacks.

If anyone suffers from this they will certainly know the symptoms. Feeling of fullness when only eating a mouthful of food. Nausea, extreme fatigue, irritability. The thought of eating or drinking anything makes me sick.

I am currently going through a "bought of sickness" which has lasted for 5 days. My biggest issue is 'HOW DO I FEEL BETTER QUICKER'!!! I eat a mouthful or 2 after taking the pills, eating easily digestable food, drinking water as best I can. IT JUST WON'T GO AWAY !!

Any advice would be appreciated. shakehead

dencha
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   Posted 5/9/2011 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi scrapster50,

Welcome to Healing Well. I'm not sure I suffered from exactly what you're experiencing, but I did have gastritis that exacerbated reflux, and burned my esophagus. I also could only eat a spoonful at a time, and sometimes even that hurt my stomach.

I'm sorry to say that there's no quick fix for this. All you can do is eat VERY carefully and be patient. As much as we want to hurry things along, you stomach will take its own sweet time. In my experience, this type of tissue inflammation takes a long time to heal.

Be sure to stay away from anything that is hard or indigestible...just soft foods. Your stomach crushes and mashes as part of the digestive process, and if there is something scratchy in there, it just irritates the tissue further.

I wish I could give you a quick fix method, but as far as I know there isn't one. Maybe somebody else will come along with some other ideas soon.

Best wishes!
Denise

Tinlou
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   Posted 5/10/2011 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I know the feeling well!! In the morning when the family is eating breakfast and they ask me if I want anything I just can't! The thought of if just makes me sick, literally!! Sometimes that lasts all day and the thought of food makes me want to heave!! I am going back to the doctor today because Zegerid is good I still have a lot of breakthrough nausea. I am hoping to get something stronger.

scrapster50
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   Posted 5/11/2011 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the responses. I know this is going to be a long term problem and am learning along the way. I have found some diets specifically tailored to gastroparesis.

I just don't know what to do when I am having an "episode"!! I know I have eaten something my stomach didn't agree with and I know it is sitting in my stomach rotting. I wondered if there was something I could take or do to help the rotting food along so I don't go for days and days being sick.

GRRRR sooo frustrating!!

It takes about 5 days for me to start to feel good and then another 3-4 days before I gain back my energy and health.

Thanks,
Kim

dencha
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   Posted 5/11/2011 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kim,
It is so frustrating. I hope you find an answer to your issue soon. Stick around here and vent all you like! Hopefully others will be by to offer their suggestions.
Take care and hang in there!
Denise

scrapster50
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   Posted 5/11/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Denise; It does help to know that I am not alone!

Regards,
Kim

dencha
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   Posted 5/11/2011 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kim,
I hope things get better for you soon. I just wish that the doctor could give you a cure, but unfortunately, no such luck.
Hang around here for support and encouragement! Maybe somebody will come by with some great ideas for you!
Wish I had more to offer.
Hang in there,
Denise

still not me
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   Posted 5/11/2011 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this but i have read alot of threads over the last month Ihurt so bad in my chest i feel like i am having a heart attack.Iknow it is not my heart had all tests done including left heart cath.DR just put me on dexilant 60mg taken for just 2 days.My anxiety level is through the roof DR also give me valium I go friday Egr.I am 41 years old and been like this for 4 months not long considering other stories i have read.How does anyone function on a daily basis with this thing they call GERD.I just want to sleep all the time thats the only time i dont hurt.my chest hurts right around the breastbone all day long.I also stay dizzy alot.Anyone else get dizzy i cant imagine having to live like this 6months ago i could do anything now i hate to leave the house. sad          

couchtater
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   Posted 5/11/2011 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
The dizziness could be from the vegus nerve being irritated. I used to get dizzy spells during my early gerd days.

Why didn't they give you more than 2 days worth of medicine? Or did I misunderstand you and you've been on it only two days?
If so, then you need to try to give it a couple of more days to work.
Joy

still not me
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   Posted 5/11/2011 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on omeprazole for about 1 month did not change anything went to dr tuesday and he changed it.To me this really scares me and i always think the worst.but it seems i only make it worse. I try to relax and tell myself it is only heartburn but that dont always work.I am scared to eat anything seems like everything i eat hurts.I read that alot of people are nausies but i have not vommited just pressure in breastbone area and dizziness. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY ANY THING ELSE THAT MIGHT HELP ME THROUGH WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, STEVE

Maxxsir
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   Posted 7/19/2011 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine started out at the base of my stomach with a burning sensation when I ate. I then had problems swallowing food or getting it through my esophagus, it felt like food was was getting stuck. That finally went away but I am still having a hard time eating anything. Just the thought of food makes me very nauseated.

My daughter got so worried after three weeks and losing 20 lbs. that she begged me to finish half of a Subway sub. I felt so sick and bloated after that. The only thing I can really eat is jello, soft fruits or very soft foods and in very small quantities.

My Doctor has an appointment setup for scope or whatever but that’s more than 3 weeks away so I guess he doesn’t think its life threatening.

It is fairly brutal and I am very tired all the time. I can get 10 hours of sleep and still feel exhausted.

scrapster50
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   Posted 7/19/2011 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
dencha said...
Hi scrapster50,

Welcome to Healing Well. I'm not sure I suffered from exactly what you're experiencing, but I did have gastritis that exacerbated reflux, and burned my esophagus. I also could only eat a spoonful at a time, and sometimes even that hurt my stomach.

I'm sorry to say that there's no quick fix for this. All you can do is eat VERY carefully and be patient. As much as we want to hurry things along, you stomach will take its own sweet time. In my experience, this type of tissue inflammation takes a long time to heal.

Be sure to stay away from anything that is hard or indigestible...just soft foods. Your stomach crushes and mashes as part of the digestive process, and if there is something scratchy in there, it just irritates the tissue further.

I wish I could give you a quick fix method, but as far as I know there isn't one. Maybe somebody else will come along with some other ideas soon.

Best wishes!
Denise


Thanks Denise! I am trying real hard to deal with this. I am eating as many soft foods as possible, but sometimes I have setback and not sure why. I have started taking digestive enzymes along with the domperidone. The enzymes are certainly aiding in the digestion of nutrients in my system. I hope this isn't what the rest of my life will be like. I am very depressed at times.

Take care,
Kim

scrapster50
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   Posted 7/19/2011 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Maxxsir said...
Mine started out at the base of my stomach with a burning sensation when I ate. I then had problems swallowing food or getting it through my esophagus, it felt like food was was getting stuck. That finally went away but I am still having a hard time eating anything. Just the thought of food makes me very nauseated.

My daughter got so worried after three weeks and losing 20 lbs. that she begged me to finish half of a Subway sub. I felt so sick and bloated after that. The only thing I can really eat is jello, soft fruits or very soft foods and in very small quantities.

My Doctor has an appointment setup for scope or whatever but that’s more than 3 weeks away so I guess he doesn’t think its life threatening.

It is fairly brutal and I am very tired all the time. I can get 10 hours of sleep and still feel exhausted.


Hi Maxxsir; Your symptoms sound very similar to mine as far as the losing weight and feeling sick after eating.

The best thing to do is eat soft foods, very small amounts at a time. I too get very exhausted and depressed, wanting to sleep all the time.

Is the test you are having a stomach emptying scan? If it is, it will determine how fast your stomach churns up the food ingested and then how long it takes to digest.

Mine was very, very slow taking approx. 250 minutes just to digest a small amount of oatmeal.

It may take awhile to feel better, but do not overindulge in anything. Jello, pudding, soups, ice cream.

I have also gone to a nutritionist as I know I am not getting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals due to my limited diet.

Take care and hope all goes well.

somedaysarediamonds
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   Posted 7/20/2011 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I had tests in a major hospital last week for which I'll get detailed reports when I see my surgeon next week. One of the tests was to check for Gastroparesis.

I know that I fit some of the symptoms of the disorder you have been diagnosed with but I also know from my GI doc that you can have the symptoms and not have Gastroparesis.

If you haven't had the tube down the nose testing you might ask your doctor to consider it. It's not pleasant at all and lasts almost an hour but it rules out a lot of the guesswork according to what the surgeon told me.

I'm new here but have been through the mill.
I hope this helps a bit.

Hang in there!
Carpe Diem - Seize the Day!

If you would ask me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you I came to live out loud. - Emile Zola

scrapster50
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   Posted 7/20/2011 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
halloweenbaby said...
I had tests in a major hospital last week for which I'll get detailed reports when I see my surgeon next week. One of the tests was to check for Gastroparesis.

I know that I fit some of the symptoms of the disorder you have been diagnosed with but I also know from my GI doc that you can have the symptoms and not have Gastroparesis.

If you haven't had the tube down the nose testing you might ask your doctor to consider it. It's not pleasant at all and lasts almost an hour but it rules out a lot of the guesswork according to what the surgeon told me.

I'm new here but have been through the mill.
I hope this helps a bit.

Hang in there!


Hi halloweenbaby;

I have had every test imaginable for my problem. I have suffered for over 5 years and yes I have had a tube down my nose into my stomach, but I had mine in overnight, testing for acid production. Not sure if this is what you had.

I have had the stomach emptying scan and that is what determined my Gastroparesis. An Endoscopy determined the Gastritis.

I have an appointment with my GI next week and still have alot of questions for her as I am still getting sick.

You hang in there too! It is always nice to talk to others going through this.

Thanks.

somedaysarediamonds
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   Posted 7/20/2011 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear you've had both tests - I had them too. Neither was pleasant.

I guess I'll know about GP next week for sure and I'm crossing my fingers I don't have it.

I have enough stuff going on as it is with a totally open LES and all the acid and bile refluxing.

It's like the stomach from heck.


Wishing you well at the Doc.

Hang in there.
Carpe Diem - Seize the Day!

If you would ask me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you I came to live out loud. - Emile Zola
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