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Posted by Jules on March 31, 2000 at 00:12:28:

In Reply to: Re: sever gastroparesis [non-diebetic] posted by carolyn on February 01, 2000 at 02:51:12:

: : I would like to here from anyone who has this disorder. I have dropped 35 pounds in the last 4-5months.I only weigh 108 and am 5'6" female.I have a variety of other problems such as migraines,joint pains,allergies,severe constipation,fatigue, weakness in lower extremeties,severe pain in left flank mostly after eating or drinking,severe nausea,
: : leg muscle pain,left shoulder pain.I have had alot of test and no real diagnosis other than gastroparesis.My drug list consist of zofran,premarin,claritin,lortab elixer,imitrex,and I am alergic to the traditional drugs used for this disorder [reglan and propulsid] Eurythromiacin doesn't help either.I also have freguent upper respiratory infections and urinary tract infections.Looking for any info.Thanks
: I have been there and vomiting is my problem too. Have gone to the Mayo Clinic and was told I have gastroparesis. Been on Propulsid and have to eat crackers,soup,low fat diet,no fiber,no fruits no veg.I am going to go on erythromycin to see if it helps. It has been almost a year and I have lost 30 lbs and can't seem to get turned around. It is a nightmare and I wish I had answers but the doctors don't even know what to do. I have been through every test and 3 gastro doctors and still sick as can be. Your not alone and we have to help one another with knowledge since they say my small intestine,stomach, large intestine have slowed way down. It is very frustrating.

I've had some relief from taking regular calcium supplements -- 1000 mg daily -- which is the recommended supplemental dose for women and a good idea anyway. There was an article about calcium and gastroparesis in Discover magazine last year that suggested this treatment.

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