gastroparesis is exactly what my doctor wrote down as the reason for the medications she prescribed...
she is trying to break this horrible "heartburn" sensation i feel after eating by speeding up digestion.. i am going back on april 8th.. depending on how i am doing, meds will be cut back
the normal dose for erythromycin is 400 mg, i am on 40 ml 4 times a day.. only equaling 160 ml... enough to speed it up but not enough to have diaherrea
i wish we could just simply have a surgery to remove but it is right near where the liver and pacreatic ducts are, the risk is too high.. the trauma hospital of my state, Yale for those who know CT, had a meeting with all the surgeons and they all agreed to not touch if it does not change in size.
my concern is if it does grow, i have no option but do get the surgery. they all seem so skeptical of my surviving after that surgery and leading a normal life
Originally Posted by Ol'Line Rebel
I'm guessing the reason for the Erythromycin (antibiotic) is to "speed digestion", as mentioned by char.
For those of us with gastroparesis (GP), erythromycin is a low-level med believed to help some people with this slow/paralyzed stomach disease. Meaning, trying to get the stomach moving at all.
This doesn't mean char has GP, just that since her stomach contents are being blocked, speeding up the stomach some more might get more of that stuff out in a more normal fashion.