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How Fast Can I Make My Gastroparesis Go Away
Depends on cause: Gastroparesis (delayed emptying of the stomach) can be difficult to treat. If diabetic (most cases are), it may require medications to treat it and likely will not be curable. If due to scleroderma, it may be very difficult to treat. If a side effect of medications (such as narcotics), then stopping the medication (always after discussion with the prescribing physician) should cure it. ...Read more
It may or may not: If the etiology or the cause of a medical condition is not understood its behavior remains unpredictable. I have noticed more and more cases lately of suspected gastroparesis, sometimes even diagnosed with a gastric emptying study that we struggle in treating successfully. Sometimes details get missed: supplements, OTC meds, recreational or prescribed drugs, dietary preferences, etc. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with gastroparesis. Will it ever go away and is there usually a underlying cause for this disease?
Yes, generally: the diagnosis is somewhat non specific to indicate that your stomach function has slowed down compared to what it was before. Usually this follows an acute infection like gastritis or gastroenteritis which are mostly viral. In most cases, symptoms resolve in 3-4 wks. Make sure to follow up with the doctor who made the diagnosis. Don't let him get away until u recover completely! ...Read more
I've just been diagnosed with diabetic gastroparesis. Does that go away if my sugars go even lower?
Is it possible to make a 100% recovery of post-viral gastroparesis without remission? I am aware it may never go away and will atleast last very long.
Great possibility: You should seek out an integrative doctor who is knowledgeable about functional medicine to help you with repairing your gut and improving your overall recovery. ...Read more
Does post-viral gastroparesis ever go away? If so, timeframe for recovery? Dx'd 6/13, symptoms started 1/13 after rotavirus. Could use some hope. :(
Gastroparesis dx. Reglan (metoclopramide) qid. A week after starting reglan (metoclopramide), (metoclopramide) severe depression/suicidal thoughts started. I have stopped the reglan (metoclopramide). Will it go away?
Yes: An unfortunate side effect of this medication. It has a half life of around 5 hours so you should see an improvement in a couple of days. ...Read more
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