... over a month. I have non-stop pain along my sides, my rib area, mid chest feels like someone is stabbing me all the time. I have back pain and nausea non stop. When I say my sides I literally mean my sides not my abdomen. Are these symptoms others have with GP? I went to the ER twice and they blew me off, as well as several other doctors that blew me off! One GI Dr. I went to even had the nerve to tell me that she just met me, but I seem like a depressed person. And if she had 5 kids at home she'd be depressed too (I have 5 kids from 7-1)! And said that my pain was NOT GI related but psychological! And I do suffer from depression but am on meds for it and ACTUALLY I am not depressed at all. I was ready to give up when I left her office b/c I was thinking that all Dr.'s were going to think that b/c I'm on antidepressants I'm not really in pain.Then I finally found a Dr. that would listen to me. HE ordered a bunch of test and I had an endoscopy on the 7th and that is when he diagnosed me with GP. I am overweight and not loosing weight. Is there anyone else out there like this? I do not have diabetes either. I have been trying to research this disease but don't find much information on it-except that most people loose a lot of weight fast. I have not lost a pound? Could I be misdiagnosed? I just feel so lost and don't know where to turn? Thanks for reading sorry it's so long:)
Did you have the egg test? That seems to be the gold standard of diagnosing GP. GP can be very debilitating, but just because you are not losing weight, doesn't mean that you don't have it. They have to check your stomach emptying times, and they do that with a radioactive egg. First, eggs make me sick to begin with, so you can imagine how I fared on the test. After 90 minutes, I STILL hadn't emptied out that darn egg, and I just wanted to vomit. The doctor gave me antibiotics to take daily, and some other medication, but honestly, neither one ever helped me, and I just deal with the problem. sometimes just understanding what is wrong with you, is enough to handle the illness. Also, it can be VERY painful, and I do know several people who have to take pain meds just to deal with the pain. You might want to ask your gastro about that.
Since I am in chronic pain already, I already have to take pain meds, and perhaps that is why I can handle the condition easier. I don't know. I will ask someone on the site for you who is an expert at GP. She might have a better answer for you.
Best of luck to you!!
Hello Mamasings, i was messaged by msfino that you are looking for help with gastroparesis. Altho Im flattered she feels so, I dont consider myself an expert. I was diagnosed with GP in July 2011. I had srarted losing weight. Then I felt like I was having a heart attack. It turned out after all tge endoscopies, I had the egg test. I had GP. I had numerous severe stomach attacks . My case became critical and i was given a gastrovelectronic stimulator to force my stomach to work.
Yes the pains can be intense. You may not lose weight but you must watch your diet. That can create more gastric problems. Follow your GI doctor's advice to the letter. There soome specific meds that would help. Bentyl, Zofran for nausea,and Omeprazole. This combo has worked the best. Your doc will set you up with a routine you should follow completely. If you like.. friend me and we can talk more. I hope this has helped you some. If you have any more questions, dont hesitate to ask. I wish you luck
The best test for GP is the Gastro emptying test. The gold standard is four hours. It determines how long it takes food to get thru your system. I’m on an experimental drug as I’m in a four year study at MDAnderson. Finally my nausea has stopped. I take meds three times a day before meals. It’s made a difference. I did lose weight in the beginning because I couldn’t finish any thing I tried to eat. Now I’m more normal.
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