Wrap making gastroparesis worse??

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Sheila1366
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   Posted 6/1/2011 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I have asked some people about the affects of the wrap on gastroparesis. Most said it made it worse. has anyone here had any exsperience with it causing gastroparesis to be worse. I have slight gastro. Wonder though if it is the gastro. causing so much of my pain.
 
Thanks for the help.

dencha
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   Posted 6/1/2011 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sheila,

If you Google Nissen fundoplication and gastroparesis you find article after article discussing how gastroparesis can be caused by a Nissen. That's probably the problem.

I did find this tiny resource:
www.g-pact.org/nissen.html

If you spend some time looking around the internet, you'll find lots of evidence that indeed, your gastroparesis might be worsened by a Nissen.

That's not to say that there isn't another surgical alternative that might help both your problems. I just don't know what it would be. Just don't give up. Be persistent. Whatever your problem, keep a journal so that when you go to the doctor you'll have lots of concrete evidence to share.

Very best wishes,
Denise

Sheila1366
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   Posted 6/1/2011 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I read this same article today. Thanks for posting it for me. I am on a message board for GP and many said that the wrap would make my GP worse.

I just don't know what to do at this point.

Waiting to hear from new gastro.

I know losing weight will help with the gerd.

Just overewhlmed with the pain and reflux, want it to end.
Fibromyalgia,Gastroparesis,Heital Hernia,Gastritis,Gerd,IBS,Depression,Dsyautonomia,Raynauds Syndrome

dencha
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   Posted 6/1/2011 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I can imagine how frustrating it must be. I hope you can find some answers soon and start feeling better.

Sheila1366
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   Posted 6/2/2011 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dencha.
Fibromyalgia,Gastroparesis,Heital Hernia,Gastritis,Gerd,IBS,Depression,Dsyautonomia,Raynauds Syndrome

cokie
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   Posted 1/8/2012 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sheila
I too have been diagnosed with gastroparesis and gastritis or inflammation in my stomach...I had my gallbladder out in August of this year---I am taking Erythromycin for the gastroparesis which has greatly helped my nausea but I have the constant pain in my left upper abdomen, in my back under my left shoulderblade and in my left ribs----did you have this pain with your gastritis? I have been on a protocol for three weeks of Protonix 40mg in morning---zantac 150 mg. at night and Erythromycin twice a day and Carafate before lunch, dinner and at bedtime...i adhere to all but the Carafate which sometimes I only take once a day because it is difficult to fit it in due to the restrictions in taking it correctly....what has helped you? what hasn't---I have had the left sided pain for over 5 years but with no gastro symptoms(nausea, diarrhea, gas) ---so whatever I have is chronic----i have had so many tests and all have proved negative except the HIDA scan, the gastric emptying and the endoscope which showed the above conditions---

Sheila1366
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   Posted 1/8/2012 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry you too have GP. I have had many tests recently and found I have digestive tract paralysis...which includes gastroparesis, a stomach that no longer stretches and can't handle more than 10 ounces of fluids, colonic interia and pelvic floor dysfunction.
 
Pain is a big part of GP for many.
 
I would suggest getting a motility specialist involved in your treatment. Also on facebook there is a great support group called G-Pact. If you look up G-pact online there is tons of info about GP and DTP.
 
I have been battling with this for over a year now( was diagnosed in 2008). Down 50 pounds so far and on a strict diet ordered by my motiltiy specialist.
 
It can be very difficult to treat. Some do get better though so hold on to that.
 
I am here if you need to talk more...sheila1366@yahoo.com.
 
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