Patient Comments: Gastroparesis - Treatment

What kinds of treatment, including diet and medication, have you tried for gastroparesis?

Comment from: Hys099, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 13

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis three years ago. I've been a diabetic for 17 years, so now I'm on a very strict diet; like no sugar, low fiber, low residue, low carb, low fat, and cutting other foods. I'm nauseous all day long and I'm in pain. I take anti-nausea pills and pain killers with a few other medications to help my stomach. It is very hard to control or predict.

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Comment from: SUSAN, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis several years ago. I have a lot of nausea, bloating, and feeling full after only eating a little. I eat small meals and I don't eat after about 3 or 4 in the afternoon. I am on domperidone, neurontin, and Zofran. I also have esophageal spasms from what they call diffuse esophageal spasm (DES). I have a lot of pressure in my esophagus all the time that triggers them. I try not to eat any meat but some hamburger every now and then. I eat soft stuff and sometimes drink nutritional drinks. I am also on Nexium that helps some. Some weeks one side of my throat is sore from the reflux. Sometimes I sleep in my recliner even though the head of my bed is lifted, I just can't lie down. I have severe constipation and take Linzess for it.

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Comment from: Whytee, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

I was on Motilium when I was first diagnosed with gastroparesis. It caused serious pain and inflammation. I woke up one day two sizes larger than I was the night before. I was then put on 30 mg of Tofranil. It took about six months, but I can now eat more than before. I was taking Tazac to reduce the nausea but have now switched to Nexium. The nausea is still there and I am still very sensitive to stomach infections and foods (for example, I cannot eat fatty foods or food that is near the baby's due date).

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Comment from: Linda, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I take ranitidine and a lactose inhibitor to control some of the problems.

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

I was just diagnosed with gastroparesis. I'm currently on Dexilant in the morning, Carafate twice daily, and Zantac at night. I also eat tiny meals and drink lots of nutritional drinks.

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