GI dr. said "NO" wrap

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Sheila1366
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   Posted 6/9/2011 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Meet my new GI dr. today. He is great. Finally someone to explain to me what is going on. He said that my gastroparesis was pretty severe according to the test I had done. Said the wrap would make it much worse. His not convinced that gerd is my main problem. Thinks it is something related to the gastroparesis and maybe an autoimmune disorder. He may have to refer me to a hospital not too far away for more testing and help. In the meantime I got noritrptline and something to take for the stomach pain.

Not feeling much better physically but am feeling like I have someone helping me now.

couchtater
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   Posted 6/9/2011 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you had an ANA test yet? It will tell if you have an autoimmune disease. It's a simple blood test.
Joy

dencha
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   Posted 6/9/2011 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sheila,
I'm glad to hear you found a knowledgeable GI doc to work with. It sounds like he will be looking at things from a different direction. That's a good thing.

I was recently worked up to see if I have autoimmune issues, because my allergies are so bad, and are not all that responsive to all the treatment I'm having.

Have you ever tried taking probiotics? The allergy NP I saw said that there is a lot of evidence that they not only help your gut, but can also help alleviate allergy and inflammation in other parts of the body.

I just started them, and I know it's a long-term fix, but they can't hurt. It seems that there is some evidence that gastroparesis can create an imbalance in the intestinal flora. Also, there is pretty good evidence that everyone in modern society has developed imbalance.

I don't know if they will do any good, but I figure they can't hurt, so I'm taking them.
Again, glad to hear that you are on your way to finding answers.
Take care,
Denise

Sheila1366
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   Posted 6/9/2011 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
My reheum. did several tests on me a few years ago when I was diagnosed with fibro. All were normal. But that has been a few years ago. Looks like time to review.

I have to admit I am a bit more scared now. Autoimmune disorders are tough to treat I think.

Thanks for the support.
Fibromyalgia,Gastroparesis,Heital Hernia,Gastritis,Gerd,IBS,Depression,Dsyautonomia,Raynauds Syndrome

dencha
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   Posted 6/9/2011 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sheila,

I believe they have some very good treatments for autoimmune diseases, but don't jump to conclusions. I was recently given a battery of tests looking for autoimmune issues, as I'm not responding well to some of my allergy treatments. I had $900+ worth of labs and everything came back normal. Go figure.

Try not to worry...it does absolutely no good, and can only create more problems. Hang in there,
Denise

couchtater
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   Posted 6/10/2011 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Sheila, I've got an autoimmune disease and just started on medicines. I'm on planquail and mobic. I'd go get new set of bloodwork.
Joy
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