Patient Comments: Gastroparesis - Symptoms

What symptoms do you experience with your gastroparesis?

Comment from: Dan, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 22

My worst symptom of gastroparesis is nausea, crushing, debilitating nausea. It wakes me up every single morning without fail. I do get abdominal pain, but the nausea is maddening, I wish I could vomit at times in hopes that it will relieve the nausea.

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Comment from: shelli458, (Patient) Published: August 13

My symptoms of gastroparesis were a 28 lb. weight gain, gas, constipation, and fatigue! I am just diagnosed and hopeful.

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Comment from: Gurl8000, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis about 3 years ago. I have episodes of excessive burping. It is so annoying and embarrassing. I can't eat or drink anything without burping excessively and nothing helps. I am taking Protonix, Reglan, and erythromycin. I only eat every 8 to 10 hours and can only drink fluids at night. They removed my gallbladder but still I have no relief from the burping.

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Comment from: jamiescoffee, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

I have had excessive belching now for two years and it has only gotten worse. I have had endoscopies and just had a tube inserted down nose into esophagus to measure the waves. The doctor said it was normal. I stopped taking all medicines and it seemed to help, but then the gastroparesis returned. I called the doctor again and they said to try taking peppermint pills, so I tried that and again it helped for about two to three days then it returned. The belching goes on for hours (15 or more hours a day) and by that time my stomach is so upset, I can"t even eat anything. I am at my wits end.

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Comment from: psusanb, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I have been told that I have gastroparesis. I have had this problem for three years, and they have just found out what is wrong. I do not throw up or have thin bowel movements. I stay constipated and bloated all the time, and have gained weight. My left side looks like I'm four months pregnant and I hurt all the time. I don't really know what to do!

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Comment from: simple man, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 29

I am 38 years old. I have bad smell and gas problem in my stomach. I have meet many doctors but any medicine did not help me.

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Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 04

I have read about gastroparesis and my symptoms sound a lot like it. My stomach is usually nauseous and I don"t want to eat and sometimes have diarrhea with it.

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Comment from: SONDRA.FADER, 65-74 (Patient) Published: May 13

I have pain in chest down the arm, I have a hiatal hernia, acid reflux, and slow motor disorder. I was checked out by my cardiac doctor. He said I should see a gastroenterologist.

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Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 31

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis 11 months ago; actually the diagnosis was a relief, after not understanding what was causing my stomach problems for approximately 3 years. I take 60 mg of Dexilant for acid reflux and erythromycin to aid with motility. I stay as close to the gastroparesis diet as possible but when I stray I feel the results. Since the diet does not include vegetables or fruits I also take Juice Plus, a very good nutritional supplement and this also aids with motility to some degree.

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