Patient Comments: Gastroparesis - Symptoms

What symptoms do you experience with your gastroparesis?

Comment from: WhoKnew?, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 10

I've had one bout of constant nausea, which led to testing and diagnosis. I am tired by 4 p.m. after getting up at 8:30 a.m. A constant feeling of fullness is my main symptom. I've been living on tiny meals of soft foods and nutritional drinks. Any deviation results in fullness bordering on nausea all day. Contrary to information about gastroparesis, I can eat better later in the day rather than in the morning.

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Comment from: Shadow, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I am diabetic and recently my gastroparesis has gotten much worse. After eating, food remains in my stomach, bloating is extreme and so bad that, 12 hours after eating, I still am enormously distended. My appetite is shut down, bowel movements ceased, and my blood sugar stays too low even without insulin. I am not nauseated, nor am I vomiting, but physically, I'm weak, jittery, dehydrated, feel nine- months pregnant, and miserable. I may be reduced to drinking only liquids, but even then, it is unpleasant.

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