... I would like to know, what is the earliest symptoms of Gastroparesis? I'm not so sure I actually have it. I've only had 2 episodes of severe nausea and vomiting. Both times sent me to the ER, but the first time was 12/31/11 and the 2nd was 3/3/12. That seems awfully far apart to me, with no nausea or vomiting between the two. The one symptom I do have is feeling full quickly when eating, but I have been a Grazer for almost 20 years now. I'm thinking Gastritis may be the real culprit. Any ideas? Thanks
It does seem odd that it would come and go, unless you change to a different narcotic or some other drug that can cause it. Here's a web site that might help http://www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gastroparesis/
Dear Nan1, I was diagnosed with me gastroparesis last July. I never have had the vomiting but had severe nausea. I spent many a time in the ER for the pain and nausea. My gastroparesis doctor ran a test called a delayed emptying scan on me along with an enoscopy. The scan is done by eating a radioactive egg and laying on the CT table. The machine traces the egg every 30 seconds as it travels thru your system. If it runs thru properly, you don't have gastroparesis. In my case, the egg never left my stomach. It was determined that my stomach was paralyzed, hence diagnosis of gastroparesis. My condition grew much worse with time. It became more critical so that I was placed on the top of the list for a gastric pacemaker. This was implanted in my stomach last Nov. These test I speak of are the ones a good gastro doctor should run before they say you have this condition. I hope you find its something much more simple than this.
If it is gastroparesis, and you want someone to talk to about it, please feel free to contact me any time. Id be glad to help you get thru the process.
Wishing you peace
Tee is right. For your doctor to diagnose you with gastroparesis, you need that egg test. (UGH< I can't STAND EGGS!!) But I had to do that too. I also was diagnosed with gastrparesis. I had a lot of nausea mostly, sometimes stomach pain, and rarely vomiting. There are treatment for it, but I certainly wouldn't take medication for something that absolutely hasn't been diagnosed. Just guessing does you no good, especially if he writes that as a diagnosis, and then you have a pre existing condition, which you may not have!!! BTW, if anyone is on narcotics, they can get the diagnosis of gastroparesis, because the narcotics slow our digestion down. The first thing that the gastro doc told me was to stop all narcotics. Yea, right. I had less stomach pain than I had back, shoulders, neck, and head pain. He was an idiot!
Any information on this subject would help me incredibly. I am a 29 year old T1 diabetic, have been a diabetic since I was 10 and for the most part my diabetes has been very well managed with my typical A1C value being between 6.0-7.0, I think one time I did have an A1C of 8.1 but that was once and is by far the highest it has ever been. I am healthy; eyes, heart, lungs, skin and I am a moderately active person.
I developed nausea and vomiting problems around 2009, it began with waking up in the mornings feeling like there is pressure on bottom of my throat and having to burp away the pressure. Then it got worse over a course of a year and I started vomiting which with my diabetes results in dehydration which contributes to my vomiting. I have been admitted to the hospital 7 times for nausea and vomiting each time receiving massive doses of phenergen, reglan and zofran. Eventually I would pull through over about 5-7 days and I would be released and go about my life.
At first the hospital visits were only a month or two apart and doctors were quick to say gastroparesis since all of the other tests always came back clear but over the last 3 years I have only been sick enough to visit a hospital twice. The GI doctor said he saw inflammation of my upper intestines during my last visit and two alcoholic drinks the night before is what I blame for my nausea, alcohol and my blood sugar EXTREMELY exacerbates the stomach problems.
Lately I have been waking up in the mornings feeling incredibly sick and nauseated, sometimes it results in me vomiting first thing in the morning. But if I move around and go for a walk in the morning the pain and nausea goes away... I do not feel like these are symptoms of gastroparesis, I feel that my stomach is inflamed and gets irritated by something. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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