New and just diagnosed with Gastroparesis
Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum. I'm 17 years old. My symptoms started last February, and I was hospitalized with weakness, bad nausea, a headache, and feeling shakey. I went through multiple tests, but nothing was found. About 2 months later, I was stricken with bad joint pain all over my body. The joint and stomach issues have gotten much worse. I now walk with a limp, and the nausea and abdominal pain is an awful feeling. I am also constipated, some times for 5 days at a time. Since all this started last February, I went to about 3 rheumotologists, and two gastro doctors. FINALLY, after a year, they found gastroparesis. Does anyone else have this out there? Has it gotten any better? They put me on reglan, but I was very nervous to take it due to the tremors you can get. I hope it helps, but from what I've heard, you can only take it for a few months right? Does anyone with gastroparesis suffer from joint pain?? What were you diagnosed with? Also, the toes on my right foot are curled over, and I have Raynauds. I still think all this may be related to an autoimmune condition like lupus or something. Now that the stomach problem got figured out, I really want to find out the bigger cause of everything, including the joint pain. I can't sleep well at night, or yet alone put my knees together when laying on my side. Thanks for reading about my story!