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I've just been diagnosed with diabetic gastroparesis?

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September 20, 2019 / By Rodney
Question: and I feel so sick. I eat but I hardly have an appetite. I'm constipated, nauseous and constantly tired. I am in college and I can't focus in my classes, I'm in and out of the doctors office and I've missed a ton of school so I'm trying to catch up now and I'm finding myself in a rut. I don't know what to do. I feel like i've lost hope. I would just like some positive thoughts and similar experiences from anyone out there.
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Mike Mike | 1 day ago
Hi there, and *hugs* I have gastroparesis too, though mine wasn't caused by diabetes. Have you got a good dietician or nutritionist? The first aim is to manage the condition with diet - small frequent meals (I have anything up to 8-10 tiny meals a day) of soft foods. For you obviously this will be influenced by your diabetes as well, but for me includes porridge, soups, tinned fruits (soft), soy yoghurt (I'm lactose intolerant). When diet alone can't control your symptoms, I'd suggest talking to your doctor about pro-kinetic medications. These are drugs that help to increase the activity of your stomach and make it work for normally. They vary from country to country but in Australia the first line is metaclopramide (Maxalon). The second is domperidone (Motilium) and the third is cisapride (Prepusid). Cisapride here is hugely regulated because it can cause serious heart problems. I've been unable to take any of them - I'm allergic to metaclopramide, developed side effects with domperidone and when undergoing testing for cisapride found I had a heart problem. Ondansetron (Zofran) helps a bit with the nausea, as does Lorazepam There are other interventions as well - Botox injections into the stomach, gastric stimulation (like a pacemaker). I'm sorry that you are feeling so sick. It's a horrible feeling. It's four years since I was diagnosed and I've not found anything that's really effective. That said - don't give up hope. In late 2009 my gastroparesis was so bad that I was given weeks to live. I'm close to 5'4 and weighed less than 30kg. I've not recovered by any means - I still have a lot of trouble - but I'm doing so much better than I was then. If you ever want to talk you are more than welcome to email me - longears13@hotmail.com
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They'll probably want to do a Barium Swallow with small bowel follow-through. Your doctor also may want a GET which is a gastric emptying test. They feed you food stuff (usually a scrabled egg) laced with a radioisotope and take "pictures" over the course of a couple hours. Both tests are pretty easy, just a lot of waiting around, especially if you actually have gastroperisis or some type of disease process that slows the bowels. I'm not personally sure what other disease processes may cause delayed emptying. In my experience the symptoms of gastroparesis lasted over the course about 6 months and subsided. I might suggest that you start chewing gum a few times a day. I read a study recently that showed that patients that had major bowel surgery who chewed sugarless gum for 20 minutes 3 times daily were less likely to develop an ileus (bowel obstruction/slowing of the bowel after surgery) What this may suggest is that chewing gum may promote healthy bowel process. In my opinion it probably triggers something in your brain to make you think that you ARE eating and it revs up your digestive tract to do what it should have done in the first place! Good luck. Gastroparesis is pretty annoying!
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