I've had gastroparesis for about four months now. Since then I have changed my diet and tried many different medications. None which seemed to help at all. I'm still taking reglan, zofran and omeprazole. Since changing my diet and medications aren't working what would the next step be? I see my doctor in a few days and was wondering if anyone knew any suggestions I can talk to my Dr about. I've read online that you could get Botox injected or have an abdominal pace maker. But I don't think I have gastroparesis too severe for those to be an option? Any advice or personal experience would be appreciated :)
I wish I had some answers. My gastro just did the motility study - takes l0 hrs for food to get to small intestine. I've had this since for 4 years. I have flare-ups, and they're now getting more and more frequent. I changed my diet, and the only thing my dr did was rx Domperidone at a compounding pharmacy - but it doesn't help. I saw a university specialist, and he just wanted to install the pace maker, but don't think I'm ready for that yet. None of the meds for nausea worked. Despite the fact that they say narcotics slow down the stomach muscles, I take Norco for cervical spine pain, and notice when I take it for that, it also helps when I'm having pain/nausea in my stomach. Looks like there's a brand new drug out (on this site, starting with M - might be worth a try. I don't have diabetes and this is supposedly for diabetic gastroparesis, but it might not make a difference.
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