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.
on 6/21/14 8:57 am
I have dealt with gastroparesis for about 14 years. It has gotten increasingly worse the past few years, requiring multiple lengthy hospital stays. The last severe episode caused a 35 lb weight loss in 5 days. My gi doc at the time simply put me on erythromycin and nausea meds and said see ya. My primary referred me to a gi in dallas who said, and I quote, " your only sick because of the nausea, take phenagren, get your sugars down (I'm diabetic) and youll be fine." None of the GI'S in tyler would touch me for wls becuase of the GP, and my doc said the pacemaker thing for this is a waste of surgery. I and my dr were very frustrated. I decided to do my own research and found Dr Duperier at BMI of TX. They have been doing Gastric bypass as treatment for GP for many years. They are one of a handful of surgeons who do. I never found ANY information saying, nor have any docs ever stated, that it causes GP. I am having my surgery in 9 days and I am soooo exicted! I look at it this way, it can only help, it cant get worse :) i will post after I recover.
on 1/19/15 6:51 pm
Hi, my mom is suffering from gastroparesis and has been for some time. She has the pacemaker but it has stopped working and she is in severe pain and weighing her options. We are looking to the gastric bypass surgery as a possible solution, and I am trying to find out how people are responding to the surgery.
I hope your surgery went well, can you please let me know how things went? Are your symptoms improved? Would you recommend this surgery to others?