It's been over a week now on the Reglan and I'm happy to report I'm doing MUCH better!! HOORAY!! I've been able to eat again without feeling like I'm going to throw up or die. It even took away the constant nausea! I could cry I feel so relieved by that! I still have gut-pain, some reflux-like symptoms, and I still feel like I'm having "incomplete emptying", but I'm eating! I'm actually eating real food multiple times a day!! It feels SO good! I still haven't started the Nexium, but I think I will this week since I've determined the Reglan is ok. I didn't want to start them both at the same time in case one of them didn't work and I couldn't tell which one.
The Reglan has had some unpleasant side effects, though, which is annoying but they're not so bad it's not worth it. I can feel my stomach cramping if I don't go to sleep right after taking my before-bed dose, and while it doesn't really hurt, it doesn't feel good either. I'm also still experiencing mild C and that incomplete emptying feeling. But I'm a LOT more regular which has been a welcome change of pace. The worst is that it makes me really sleepy and it's hard to get through the day if I take my morning dose. I'm not much of a breakfast eater anyway though, so I've been skipping it and just having plain toast for breakfast if I have anything. It seems to be working, and I don't fall asleep at my desk when I stick to that plan.
The best part, better than eating again and better than not feeling sick is that my Mommy, who hates doctors and distrusts them all as a matter of course, is considering seeing my new GI. Her IBS is just as bad as mine, maybe even worse, but after seeing how much better I'm doing, and seeing how much the Reglan has helped me, she's willing to give my doctor a shot to see if he can help her too. I can't tell you how happy that makes me!! I mean, it's not set in stone, but the fact that she's even considering it is awesome!
October 3rd I get alien scoped and hopefully they'll solve the rest of my problems. Even though I'm absolutely NOT looking forward to it, I can't wait because I really believe this doctor is going to figure it out and come up with a treatment plan that WORKS!
Dude... I can eat. I can eat real food in real portions. It feels so good! I had forgotten how delicious food can be. LOL
*does the Happy Happy Joy Joy dance!*
27yo Female, diagnosed with IBS in 2002. Taken lots of meds, but never got relief from any of them. Been subjected to too many tests to list, but never had a colonoscopy. I think that's the only one I'm missing. :p
GOOD NEWS!!! I found a new GI doctor and I'm seeing them for the first consultation on August 6, 2008! WISH ME LUCK!!