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Meds For Gastroparesis Pain
I have just been diagnosed with gastroparesis. Currently only managed with antinausea meds. Does this condition become worse or better over time?
Depends: Gastroparesis is often linked to diabetes. If the drug you are taking for nausea is metoclopramide, you may find improvement since it increases GI motility. There is also evidence that low doses of certain antibiotics can improve motility as well. Discuss this with your gastroenterologist since the are side effects associated with either therapies. ...Read more
Could gastroparesis cause a malabsorption issues with meds? Is there a solution for meds to be more effective?
Gastroparesis: Erratic absorption of medication may occur because of delayed emptying of the stomach ...Read more
Been on glp1 meds for dm2 for a while. They work great, but cause bad gastroparesis. Is there a risk of gastroparesis continuing after ending meds?
Reversible: Delayed gastric emptying related to GLP-1 agonism is reversible and usually resolves within 2-3 days of cessation/stopping. This is why medications as such are stopped 2-3 days prior to completing a gastric empyting study to make sure it doesn't confound/complicate the interpretation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have gastroparesis and was wondering what I can do about it to help me control it? What foods I should stay away from? I'm not on any med for it now
Gastroparesis: There are some medications that are approved for treating gastroparesis though may not improve symptoms in every patient and may have side effects. Check with primary care physician or gastroenterologist to see if you are a candidate for Reglan (metoclopramide) treatment. ...Read more
Can you live a ful healthy life with gastroparesis when diagnosed at age 20some. Are there meds to help me and my friends with pots have gastroparesis?
I've been diagnosed witj Gastroparesis mrd Metoclopramide 3 times a day, not working having to take nausa med evety day is this dangerous?
The nausea med?: You are in a difficult situation since there is no great medicine to stimulate your stomach motility. Certainly metoclopranude may cause some unusual neurologic and cardiac side effects but if it has not bothered you, then it is not a problem. Since there is no name given on the anti-nausea drug, there is no way to tell how dangerous or safe it may be. ...Read more
Thrown up almost every day for a year. In sept I was diagnosed W/ gastroparesis. What else could cause this? Diet changes and meds like Reglan (metoclopramide) no help
I have mitochondrial disease that causes severe gastroparesis. Currently I'm on a fairly low rate of an elemental formula through my J-tube, though I've been on TPN previously. I also currently have a PICC for fluids, meds, and occasionally antibiotics.
Yes?: So we see you have multiple problems. What is your question? ...Read more
Idiopathic Gastroparesis and Achalasia: what is the best med to take for pain? I had my large intestine removed but pain also continues in low pelvis.
Specialist: This is a very complicated motility problem they can effect each other in negative way you need to see a GI or motility specialist good luck ...Read more
Compounding pharmacy: Some of your local pharmacies that routinely compound medications may be able to obtain it for you with a doctor's prescription. Good luck-- ...Read more
'Relative paralysis': The stomach does not empty effectively. There are a number of common causes - especially diabetes, hypothyroidism. But medication side effects can mimic this condition too. Sadly, treatment can be difficult. Avoid regular (daily) use of Metoclopramide as the body develops tolerance to it and possible side-effects from regular use can be devastating. ...Read more
Only one single study has assessed the prevalence of gastroparesis. Based on clinical records, about 30 per 100, 000 persons will have sought medical attention for gastroparesis with an increasing prevalence with age.
H.-k. Jung, r. S. Choung, g. R. Locke iii et al., “the incidence, prevalence, and outcomes of patients with gastroparesis in olmsted county, minnesota, from 1996 to 2006, ” gastroenter. ...Read more
Dietary first: Unfortunately there is no great treatment for gastroparesis, if there is an underlying cause, such as diabetes blood glucose control may help. Best management options would be dietary changes. Medications are limited by poor efficacy and side effects (i.e. Reglan). Occasionally a gastric pacemaker can be placed, but this is a new technology so limited experience. ...Read more
Treat Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means a slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) zelnorm). ...Read more
Gastroparesis is a condition in which food does not progress down the GI tract. It remains undigested in the stomach where it can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, nausea, and reflux among others.
Gastroparesis can happen after surgery for a short period of time or this can be a chronic condition from having diabetes for a long time. ...Read more
Multiple approaches: Gastroparesis patients have delayed or slow stomach emptying. We can treat them with medications that increase the motility of the stomach and also by dietary management like small, frequent meals, low fat diet, low insoluble fibre diet. Also keeping an eye on hydration and drinking enough fluid. ...Read more
Nausea and vomiting: Gastroparesis is a delay in the emptying of the stomach contents into the small intestine. Patients will feel full early when they begin eating. The condition is seen in diabetes, low thyroid function, viral infections and may occur as a result of certain medications. The diagnosis is confirmed by a nuclear medicine gastric emptying study. Small, multiple, low fat meals are a preferred diet. ...Read more
Lifestyle/meds: Some simple lifestyle modifications can help with gastroparesis. These including eating smaller, more frequent meals that are easier to digest. If this does not work, medications like Erythromycin have been shown to be most effective in improving motility, of course, fixing the underlying cause is best. If you are diabetic, best management of the diabetes with a target a1c of 6 is ideal. ...Read more