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Posted by Suzette G. Levy on August 11, 2000 at 11:02:29:

In Reply to: Re: Domperidone for gastric motility posted by Jeannine on August 10, 2000 at 20:42:16:

: Hi Suzette,

: I am sorry you have to deal with so much. I have
: idiopathic gastroparesis and dysmotility of the colon. I have taken Domperidone and it is quite helpfull in coordinating the GI tract and it helps with nausea. You do need to give it some time to notice the full effect (my experience).
: It does not cross the blood brain barrier very strongly so it has minimal to no CNS side effects.
: I have taken it with..suprise... wellbutrin and also with celexa, I did not take the celexa and the wellbutrin at the same time.A common side effect of the Domperidone is lactation although you may not have any trouble with that. I did experience lactation after several months and an increase in dose, I did have to discontinue it.
: It will not be made available in the US but if your doc faxes a RX to the pharmacy you can call and hav it Fed-x'd to you, you will need a credit card or "visa" bank card. I used Jack Shore Pharmacy in Montreal...listed as Shore Pharmacy I
: think. I did get the drug info from them also but I do not have it anymore.....I do know that it may accelerate the absorption of other medications
: if taken at the same time because it may speed up gastric motility so it would be best to take other
: meds at least a 1/2 hr prior to taking it or a least an hr after. You can take up to 80mg a day
: usually 20mg 4x a day 1/2 hr before meals or a lower dose to start out. I found that it was helpfull with constipation also. Perdiem w/veg lax is good also and I take Miralax.
: I hope this is helpfull...I will try and find my
: # for the pharmacy and post it here. Feel free to e-mail if you have any questions etc.

: Hope you are well,
: Jeannine

Jeannine,
I hope I am doing this correctly as I am new to the site, As I have dyasutonomia I am used to the NDRF site and Fainters United, this is the best. I am soooooo glad I found you all. Thank you so very much for the interesting information. I will speak to both the GI physician and the Researcher, Blair Grubb, M.D. to see if all is compatible. Hope the Wellbutrin helps me loose a llittle weight!!!!!!!!!!! If I may ask where were you diagnosed???? I have had this my entire life, but only became horrendously fatigued, with dizzies, and headache, and bedridden for 4 months until I left Florida to travel to the Medical College of Ohio for proper dx, per my physicians here. The GI "mess" was probably from the time I was a teenager, soooo long ago.
thanx again
Suzette

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