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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 12/21/2005 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
Well I saw my MD this morning.. He is very concerned about my weight .. I was 91 pds at his office this morning. He seems to feel I am suffering some affects of malnutrition brought on by this who darn digestive / swallowing problems.. He said its time to start trying motility drugs.. He said he doesn't want to put me through yet another series of tests just to prove I need a motility drug... We talked about Reglan and I told him I am very concerned about the dangerous side affects from Reglan so he gave me Eurythromicin.. He said it's used for motility because it seems to "speed" things up..
    I also told him about 8 yrs ago they had sent me for an upper an lower GI series and that I was there for more than 4 hours and the barrium they had me drink STILL had not moved down into the lower intesintes at the 4 hours mark..At that time I got really aggrivated an left.. He said that proves to him that I have a delayed gastric emptying problem and have had it for quite sometime.. So he suggested trying the lesser of the 2 evils as far as motility meds and gave me the Eurythromicin..Has anyone taken this antibiotic for this? Hve you had any success? Have you had any problems?
 Thanks ever so much for ANY info you can give me

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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 12/21/2005 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes, Robyn, I am in similar circumstances.  I also refused Reglan due to side effects.  The doc tried eurythromiacin in tab form but it was not working (she did say liquid form might work better).  My specialist put me on Zelnorm to speed emptying.  Zelnorm is also used for women with IBS, but has the added effect of speeding emptying.  So far I'm on day 5.  I was hungry yesterday, but bloated again today.  I wouldn't call the treatment successful as of yet.  Good luck to you.  If the antibiotic doesn't work, I suggest you inquire about other medicines.


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