Diagnosed wtih Gastroparesis

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S Kendrick
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Date Joined Mar 2013
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   Posted 8/5/2013 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My sister has finally been diagnosed with Gastroparesis, I wanted to talk to others who have been diagnosed as well. What are some of your treatments for it and how do you deal with it every day.

A little background on my sister, she got really sick in February, she was later diagnosed with GERD with a hiatal hernia. She had a Lap Nissen done in April 2013; she was fine for about 3 weeks after her surgery. She somehow got a stomach virus and while in the hospital dealing with that she got C.Diff. It all went downhill from there, she has been to 3 different hospitals trying to figure out what was wrong with her, she was diagnosed with some many different things it was crazy. Well in July 2013 her surgeon found through and MRI that her stomach moved up into her Lap Nissen site so that is why she was having chest pain but and she had to have a Lap Nissen re-do on July 25th, 2013. Her surgeon had to cut her vagus nerve because it grew/healed to her stomach wall. Now this is how she got Gastroparesis. I don't yet know the percentage of her Gastroparesis but her doctors are trying to figure out what medicines to do and see how they will work.

I am really concerned for my sister because she has been dealing nausea and think she is just afraid that she will always have it. Any comments will be welcomed.


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   Posted 8/6/2013 3:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Sheemika,

I'm so sorry to hear of your sisters problems. I have mild Gastroparesis and I take Domperidone, which is a motility agent which speeds up the transit time of food in your stomach. I know at the very opposite end of the spectrum if you have very severe Gastroparesis there is a pacemaker device that can be fitted to stimulate stomach contractions. Also I believe John Hopkins have just trialled a new pyloric stent/valve to help this as well - there is a very good site on Facebook on Gastroparesis that I recommend you look at.

Do keep us updated.

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   Posted 8/6/2013 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope your sister gets some relief. Its not fair how some have to suffer.

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   Posted 8/10/2013 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
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