Patient Comments: Gastroparesis - Diagnosis

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Comment from: snapplz, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 05

Symptoms presented overnight; on left shin only. Not very painful nor itchy. The rash area is approximately 6 inches wide and 10 inches long. It is only on front of shin.

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Comment from: Kellie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 29

I have had gastroparesis since 2013, now since October of 2015 I have gastritis, and both are very difficult to live with! I have had an upper and lower endoscopy, I have diabetes, GERD for peritoneal dialysis, and a large liver. I take Carafate, Zofran, and antacids, and none seems to help. I went from 155 to 116 and my weight keeps dropping. I hope we all find a solution that will help us, I now drink Ensure more than I eat to avoid stomach problems but I can't keep living like this!

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Comment from: Isabel, 55-64 Female Published: October 13

My doctors prescribed several statins for my high cholesterol, which did not lower it! Side effect that is more horrible is osteopenia in my left thigh, knee and lower leg, along with ringing in my ears. Horrible pain for taking medications for high cholesterol, simvastatin, Lipitor and Zocor did me in! I can't sleep at night for the leg pain, have difficulty walking some days, and while working my leg may give out and I fall! They did not lower the cholesterol and gave me osteopenia and I do believe my 50 percent carotid artery blockage as well.

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Comment from: My03Tundra, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 23

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis after a gastric emptying study.

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Comment from: grissom1, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 13

After months of bouts with hours of dry heaving and vomiting, I spent 6 days in the hospital on liquid diet. My gall bladder was removed, and further testing proved that it was taking 6 to 8 hours to process foods from my stomach instead of one. Told that I have gastroparesis and my stomach operates at 20 percent speed, I'm on Reglan, Zofran, and Nexium apparently for life. I have been instructed to eat several small meals throughout the day and follow a strict diet. I also have diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis, pancreatitis, and fatty liver disease. In the first month after hospital, my appetite rarely exists. There is no change in my weight. I still prefer one meal per day yet I've learned to have 4 progressively lighter meals as the day goes by. If I take my medicines close to bedtime, sleeping is very difficult.

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