New to site suffering from Constant Nausea

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analex
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/30/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
Hope I'm not stepping on any toes. I'm new to this site and just looking for information that could maybe help me. I am 37 year old female, with a multitude of health issue including insulin dependant diabetes and inflammatory arthritis. I have been on prednisone for almost 2 years and recently stopped taking about a month ago at my doctor's advice. I was on 40 mg daily for most of those two years. I was instructed to taper down, but feel that my doctor moved too quickly with it. Anyway, since I've stopped, I have had constant nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, and upper abdominal pain occasionally. My blood sugars have been crazy lately, very hard to control. I'll check my blood sugar and it'll be 250, then I'll take my sliding scale insulin and my lantus, check my blood sugar an hour later and it 340. Blood sugars have never been like this before. I saw my doctor yesterday and explained all of this to him. He feels I have gastroparesis and has put me on Reglan. (2 pill 4 times a day) dosage is 10 mg pills. I am nervous about all the side effects I have read about this med. If there is anyone on this med, can you please let me know how you are dealing with it and what you are feeling? Also any diabetics with this illness, can you please give info? Any and all would be appreciated. Thanks so much, Anne confused

beemer
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 9/30/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
hi
 
i have huge healht issues to so i can relate but i dont have diabeites.   I am on domperidone which is llike regalan in that it makes you dump your food faster but is a safer drug as it dosnt cross the brain.......however having said that dont get to hanged up about side effects try it and if you feel ok then great........I hope that you are going to go and get more tests done as well to rule out other stuff and to make sure its gastroparies.............i have refllux and gallbladder issues so i dont no if my chronic and i mean chronic neasea is from relfux, gallbladder or if i evern have slow empting, neasea can be caused by all these things so ack to see a spec and get tested et..............
 
anyway see how you go on reglan it seems to work well for some people.
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take care

stkitt
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   Posted 9/30/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Anne and welcome to HealingWell.  This statement was issued in 2004 and I do not know that it has been reversed. 

Domperidone 

This drug is not approved in the United States for any indication and it is illegal to compound, import, or distribute this product in the United States.

If you are concerned about the Reglan, please talk with your physician again or get a second opinion.  You history sounds very complex.

I am sure some of the other members will have info for you.

Again a warm welcome.

Kitt


 

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analex
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 10/2/2008 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you to both beemer and stkitt for the advice. I am following up with my MD next Friday and do plan to ask for further testing at that time to confirm the gastroparesis diagnosis. Any one else with advice, please feel free to let me know. All the info I have the better off I am....thanks so much.. Anne
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