Patient Comments: Gastroparesis - Symptoms

What symptoms do you experience with your gastroparesis?

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: 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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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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