I was recently diagnosed with gastroparesis and the Dr has prescribed reglan. I haven't started taking it yet due to reading about the side effects of it. The one that most concerns me is tardive dyskinesia. How common is it for people to get that while taking this med? I wouldn't be so hesitant on taking this if I knew that side effect wasn't permanent. I'm also wondering if there's any herbal medicine or any other alternatives that won't give you such a serious side effect? I'm seeing my doctor in a couple days, as of right now I'm just really curious about this drug! Any personal experience or advice is appreciated :)
My Dr took me off reglan due to the possible side effects and started me on domperidone. I have to get it thru Canada because it is not sold in the U.S. and it is a bit of a pain to get but worth it. It has helped me greatly with my severe gastroparesis. I've been taking domperidone for almost 3yrs now and am very happy. You might want to talk to your Dr about it.
It works but only take it for a month. Each bottle is supposed to have a black warning on it. I took it for 10 years and ended up with tardive dyskenesia which is driving me insane. Tremors at night, hate going to sleep.
I take a magnesium tablet which stops the cramps from uncontrolled stretching and slightly relieves the symptoms.
My advice don't touch reglan
- Reglan Information for Consumers
- Reglan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Reglan (detailed)
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