Vagus Nerve/Gastroparesis

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TKJ3
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Date Joined Mar 2013
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   Posted 3/11/2013 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had stomach surgery and had their vagus nerve damaged, resulting in gastroparesis? I wasn't told and have been struggling to figure it all out and how to deal with it.

Linky59
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   Posted 3/22/2013 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the GES this week and got a gastroparesis diagnosis. I have to see the doctor to find out what to do. I went on the Livestrong website. It's not very encouraging. I also have silent reflux, type II diabetes and kidney disease. I hope the silent reflux goes away with treatment. Feeling like you have postnasal drip 24/7 is not fun, along with the constant throat clearing and coughing. The vagus nerve can be damaged by other things like chronic constipation. The way to deal with it is through a drastic change in your diet and meds like Reglan. Hope this helps.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/22/2013 3:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Linky59

Welcome to Healing Well.
Please don't take the information on that site as gospel. what I read is mostly not correct and seems geared toward scaring people.
Also read up on Reglan. Several of us here were unable to take it very long because of side effects. I hope your doctor appointment goes well.

TKL3

Welcome to Healing Well too!

I think most of us that have stomach surgery have some damage to the vagus nerve. It's just to want extent and how long it takes to heal. As long as it isn't severed it should heal with time
How long have you been dealing with this?

Take care,
Bill
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