Gastroparesis-Domperidone-Pacemaker

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Taramay32
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/7/2006 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Last August 2005 I was in Idaho for a wedding and my stomach started feeling funny.
It was on my right side and it was a gurgling feeling.
After about a week the pain came into play and now I was feeling a knot in my chest like something was stuck! I had acid reflex and lot's of stomach pain I also felt colic.
I went to the hospital and they checked my gallbladder and then test came back fine.
I went home @ 7pm to only be back the next morning @4am.
The pain was so bad! The admitted me and put me on pain med's.
They ordered  a cat scan and lots of other tests. Everything came back fine.
I told the I could not eat or I would have the stuck feeling and I could not drink much ether.
They sent me home..
2 days later I was back with all the same pain.
They gave me a hidascan  for my gallbladder and said it was a little off.
The crazy part is my mom was in the same hospital as me and with gallbladder pain.
well the surgeon came in and said we are gonna take you gallbladder out today @ 7pm
I was shocked but hey at that point what ever was going to work.
My mom and I had the same Dr and she had her gallbladder remover @4:30 and the Dr went back in and remover mine after her surgery.
My mom was fine after surgery,Me on the other hand I was in so much pain they could hardly control it. I think the Dr's were like ok what's really going on with this girl.
I have at this point been the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks.
They sent me home on pain med's and 2 days later I was back in for a week.
I went in the hospital @ 129 pounds and came out @ 96 pounds they had me "npo" -nothing by mouth this whole time. I was so weak for a little over a month.
So they finally sent me to a gastric Dr who after many tests said hmm lets try a stomach emptying scan! Bingo~ Found Tara's problem I think it was 40% empty in 2 hrs when the average person was 100% they had me on raglan and that made me very sick.
So the Dr sent me to Seattle to see a specialist who could get me on domperidone.
That took some time but finally I was on it my December :)2005
I have been sick from GP on and off some days are just like me again and others are filled with Pain, dizziness , Nausea, anxiety and sleepless nights.
Sometimes I feel so weak and sick I feel like how can I live through this.
So now I am waiting on Insurance to approve the surgery and then I will have a date..
Thank you for listening.
Tara
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