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Review for Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures and Treatments, Inc., Etters, PA, USA
I am Jodi, from Delaware. I was diagnosed with Gastroporesis this April (2017) after one year of pain and suffering. Prior to this diagnosis, early last year, I was diagnosed with Gastritis. I also suffer from IBS-C (for about 2 years), but most of my life had IBS-D. I also have GERD, Barrett's Esophagus, Hiatal Hernia, phew. So my GI tract has been acting up for some time now. IBS-C causes serious along with the Gastroporesis.
I suffer daily from Gastroporesis, can barely eat 2 meals/day, and drink Glucerna as a supplement. I spend most of the day on the sofa, with a heating pad to cover my abdominal area. If you haven't tried one, the heating pad helps ease the pain. Unfortunately, I have Tardive Dyskinesia, which is the most serious side effect of the Gastroporesis medication, so unable to take it.
I have read about Gastroporesis, but am interested in learning how other folks manage their disease. I would like to speak to others about the ins and outs of daily life.
Last week, I had Botox injected in the Pylori area (where stomach ends, before dumping into intestines. So if you have questons, please ask.
God bless you all.