Gastroparesis and gastric bypass
Do you take meds for gastroparesis? I've had pretty good results with domperidone.
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Regarding the medications, I taking 3 different nausea medications, 2 different pain medications and an acid reducer. I was just recently given the prescription for Domperidone and still have to order it. Half the time I can't take any of the medications. Once my stomach start hurting and I'm vomiting, I can't hold anything.
Now, I have heard A LOT about people GETTING gp from weight loss surgery, mostly because the main nerve that causes the stomache to work properly will inadvertantly get cut, resulting in a slow stomache emptying issue.
Have you had a barium emptying study done?
Dealing with GP is no fun at all. I have seen so many different doctors and been in and out so many different hospitals. I have had a few doctors suggest having the GP to bypass my stomach completely. Once it's bypassed then I will no longer have problems with my stomach. I have had about 5 barium emptying studies, several endoscopy's, cat scans (already max out) and a few other things. I have tried the medications, Botox Injections, can't take E-mycin (allergic to it), gastric pacemaker (wouldn't be effective), and diet changes. Still having problems. Half the time in the emergency room at least 4-5 times a month and hospitalized every other month.
How is your son doing with having GP?
on 11/20/11 4:39 pm
My insurance company (Kaiser / CO) says that even though this surgery will potentally cure this problem it is still considered ":elective" and I will have to pay out of pocket 30 %. This is going to be $7-10K. I am not happy about this, but at least I will lose weight, and hopefully be cured.