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Gastroparesis and weight problem

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 27, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Does anyone here suffer from gastroparesis? I was diagnosed with it back in April and it means my stomach digests food slower than normal so I feel fuller on less calories and lose weight without meaning to. I've lost 25lbs so far this year, going from 145lbs to 120lbs as a 5'10 23yr old dude which is not good. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and general food anxiety due to the possible effects it might have on me. I'm currently 123.5lbs as of this morning and trying to gain back the lost weight. The dietary recommendations are a low fat low fiber diet so digestion is not slowed further, typically around 50g of fat and 15g or less of fiber per day. I've been eating cream of rice, rice, potatoes, bananas, oatmeal, and fruit juice for carbs and have protein shakes too, but I'm looking for other good carb options and personal experiences with this. I'm struggling to eat enough to maintain my weight at times, let alone gain, and would appreciate any advice.

Note: this is not meant to be a strict paleo food approach, any soft and tolerable food is recommended and I have been including some low fat cheddar cheese to help bump up cals. High fat does not work here, only high carb, moderate to higher protein, and low fat. I tried high fat because they are calorie dense and failed miserably, had horrible stomach pain.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on January 11, 2013
at 02:55 AM

my GI doc increasing the dosage of my motility drug. I am able to eat normally now and have gained 6lbs in 3 weeks and feel like a different person. I just wish I didn't have to rely on meds to eat enough to feel good.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on January 11, 2013
at 02:54 AM

I was diagnosed with two gastric emptying tests, one was a 4hr and the other was a 4 day test. Both revealed moderate gastroparesis. It is idiopathic so there is no real cause for it, but I am guessing it was due to major anxiety and depression because I know for a fact that I was suffering from both big time for about 4-5 months before it came on. I am not diabetic, blood sugars are normal. I do not have a history of any other neurological problems or disorders, mine is truly idiopathic. Thanks for wondering though, this is a complicated disease but I am doing ALOT better due to

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on January 11, 2013
at 02:52 AM

I work as a credit analyst at a finance company. It is not a stressful job which is good. I actually had my domperidone dosage increased and I have been doing really well. I've gained 6lbs in the past three weeks and have been feeling ALOT better. I've been dealing with this since the Spring of 2009, so awhile. But I never knew what it was until last June when I had the gastric emptying test. I don't have any mini symptoms, just the big ones. But anxiety and depression don't help. I'm the same way with you concerning anxiety, I have to learn to relax some times.

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on December 29, 2012
at 10:42 PM

How long have you been dealing with the problem? Did you have any mini symptoms, or other signs leading up to the actual onset of your mega symptoms that could clue you into anything? I definitely did not see the anxiety factor until months after my symptoms, and because of that, I was totally stuck in the thought that it was somehow physiological, but GP was just a guess of the docs, the hernia and gastritis were the only two real things we were sure of, and the docs said neither of them should cause it, so I think it is in my head to some extent, which is hard to figure out how to deal.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on December 29, 2012
at 10:39 PM

The anxiety is such a killer. It came out of nowhere for me. I was always a super planner, kind of controlling and tended to overdo a lot, but it never caused me stress or any problems until it was just too much, must have hit some sort of critical mass. What do you do? It can be hard to force the eating issue when dealing with work, but school is a bit easier. The nausea is the killer in either place for me because I keep looking for a bathroom to run to just in case, even though I never actually vomited from my symptoms, making my fear all the more ridiculous.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on December 29, 2012
at 03:47 AM

Stomach issues are the worse due to exactly what you said, there are so many protocols. I've tried Chris Kresser's recommendations, and the NOW foods digestive enzymes helps alot, but limiting the carbs did not. Tried kimchi and alot of probiotics but to no avail. I've been eating paleo since before my GP started so it wasn't a crap diet to blame. GAPs is way too restrictive, tried it for a couple days and instantly started losing more weight. Alot of managing stomach problems is outside of food, like getting good and regular sleep, reading a book, meditating, etc. It's an encompassing deal.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on December 29, 2012
at 03:45 AM

I am the same with anxiety, it sucks. I am a very type A person as well lol. Good to hear you didn't have H. pylori nor inflammation, and that Zofran helps. The lead stomach only happens whenever my symptoms are really bad, which occur due to eating too much or being so backed up (constipation is my main side effect from GP aside from no hunger signals and weight loss). I've been logging all my food for the past 6 months in myfitnesspal.com and it has helped, but now I just have to buckle down and force the food to gain weight.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 29, 2012
at 02:31 AM

I'm sure you've looked for patterns in what you eat and how you feel, I hope you eventually can find something. Stomach issues can be so touchy. There are so many protocols out there too, like the GAPS diet - have you tried anything like that? Anything with fermented veggies? I love fresh sauerkraut and pickles but lately I have been eating kind of Ray Peat style and he is not into fermented foods as much. I want to find some sort of balance that will help me feel the way I do with the Zofran, without having to take it. I think I need to keep working on anxiety/depression to get there.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on December 29, 2012
at 02:29 AM

Zofran totally works for my nausea, which helps my fear issue of eating, and I was able to move off of liquids to solids in the course of a month, and I was lucky to get that time off from work to help out. I have had that feeling of my stomach feeling like lead too, but it would happen sometimes when my stomach is empty, like in the morning or after walking around - have you ever had that?

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on December 29, 2012
at 02:25 AM

That's good to know about the domperidone - I had never actually heard of it before. I had an anxiety problem going into it (a lot of my stress was external, but I internalized the crap out of it, every morning I woke up just grinding away about the stress because I can be too type A at times) so sounds like the Reglan wouldn't have been a good fit for me. So I wonder how much of my symptoms in general were GP, stress, hiatal hernia, gastritis, etc. When I had the upper endoscopy they did test for h. pylori and other things like that, also no inflammation in the duodenum or small intestines.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on December 29, 2012
at 01:59 AM

an H.pylori infection and inflammation in the small intestines.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on December 29, 2012
at 01:59 AM

especially since my stress is more self-imposed than externally imposed. My symptoms vary depending on the day and what + how much I have eaten. Some days I can't eat a thing, others I have a good appetite, it sucks. My nausea has decreased significantly since taking Domperidone, but in the past it came up whenever my stomach felt like a lead weight was in it and was really bloated. Have you tried Zofran for nausea? I have it just in case but haven't had to use it in some time. So your hernia was found via scope? as in upper endoscopy? I had one done and nothing like that was found, just

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on December 29, 2012
at 01:55 AM

I understand about the side effects from motility drugs. Domperidone is actually pretty safe, I've been taking it and have been fine. Reglan, on the other hand, gave me a massive anxiety attack the first time I tried it and I stopped it. Hmm, so you had a appetite but just had a nausea problem, weird, never heard that before. Good to know you are at a health weight now. I have had my thyroid tested and my TSH was on the low side, but nothing else was out of the prdinary. I admit that stress, depression, and anxiety are what most likely caused my GP, reversing them has been tough.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on December 28, 2012
at 07:34 AM

No idea on the word limit... maybe to make us write a million comments! Do you notice your symptoms flaring up after anything in particular? I think immense stress played a role in my overall everything symptoms, I was cracking after taking on way too much at work, family, everything, and I think I just ground myself down. Have you had any thyroid testing? How often does your nausea flare up? It is my achilles' heel, I can't deal with it, just super wimpy when it comes to nausea, and it's even worse now (the fear).

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on December 28, 2012
at 07:31 AM

I did gain some of the weight back, but to a healthy level, and not back to being overweight. My appetite did come back, with lots of practice, after living on liquids for 6 months or so (first 3 were pathetic, maybe 200 calories of juice per day, mostly because I was scared out of my mind, hence the weight loss) then I found a protein drink that wasn't heinous tasting and it really helped me regain my sanity and strength. I also had slightly elevated thyroid and hashimoto's antibodies at the time, which have now gone away. Docs think thyroid problems could have been part of stomach issues.

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on December 28, 2012
at 07:28 AM

I never took a motility drug, the side effects always freaked me out. They wanted to give me Reglan initially, but I preferred to deal with the nausea, since when my symptoms started, I had a huge appetite, like could eat a whole medium pizza in a sitting, plus some, and never felt uncomfortably full, so I don't know what caused what really. The nausea was the huge killer because I have this ridiculous fear of nausea and vomiting that is just absurd but has now been compounded by the whole experience.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on December 28, 2012
at 07:27 AM

Hey Joe, my appetite is not quite what it used to be (incidentally, I was overweight when this all began, which the doc thinks could have caused the hiatal hernia (diagnosed by scope, but then as I lost weight and saw a chiro who did soft tissue manipulation, 6 months later at barium swallow, no more hiatal hernia.. not sure which factor helped it out?) plus I had ridiculous stress which the doc thinks could have caused the gastritis (mild) and gastroparesis.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on December 27, 2012
at 11:45 PM

I have moderate GP but from my perusings on GP boards I can eat alot more than others can. It's just frustrating since this is my 4th time losing 20lbs+ in 4yrs and I finally know why but it doesn't make it any easier. On a side note: why is there a word limit on comments? It looks dumb for the same person to keep posting due to the size constraint.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on December 27, 2012
at 11:44 PM

I actually have Zofran in my cabinet for nausea but haven't taken it in some time. I started taking Domperidone a month ago and it lessened my nausea a good deal but has not helped much in getting me to eat more. Are you back at your original weight now? How is your appetite nowadays? Did you ever take a motility drug? Did the hiatal hernia cause your GP and if so, how did you find out you had one and how did it go away?

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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on December 27, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Last week I averaged 1,900 cals per day but the two weeks before that it was 1,592 and 1,694, which is most likely not enough for me since I am working out 3x/week as well. As far as meat, I can do chicken, turkey, any kind of ground meat, lean steak like venison and filet (sometimes), and if I'm feeling really good a NY strip. But lately I've been sticking to ground meat to make it easier on my stomach. I also take a protein powder just for extra calories, and that also helps jack my protein up.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

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at 11:43 PM

I tried coconut oil, olive oil, butter, duck fat, and the fat that came with meat, but it was just the overall high amount of fat that aggravated my symptoms. Olive oil in particular wrecks me, but the others I can tolerate a tblspn or so per meal. I absolutely love oatmeal but it backs me up sometimes and my problem is constipation, so I cannot have oats every day. Good idea with maple syrup, I'll try it with oats or cream of buckwheat, whatever I have tomorrow morning. I've tracked my calories everyday for the past 6 months and my averages vary widely depending on the day and my symptoms.

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on January 10, 2013
at 08:11 PM

Just out of curiosity,

Were you diagnosed with a gastric emptying study?

Have you figured out what the cause is for the gastroparesis?

Diabetics tend to develop gastroparesis as a function of the neuropathy from the constant high blood sugars... what are your blood sugars like?

Do you have any other history of neuropathies or neurological problems?

Also sometimes people with connective tissue disorders like scleroderma can cause this....

I guess the potential causes can be varied.. just throwing some ideas out there, since a lot of time addressing the inciting problem can help to alleviate the symptom.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on January 11, 2013
at 02:55 AM

my GI doc increasing the dosage of my motility drug. I am able to eat normally now and have gained 6lbs in 3 weeks and feel like a different person. I just wish I didn't have to rely on meds to eat enough to feel good.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on January 11, 2013
at 02:54 AM

I was diagnosed with two gastric emptying tests, one was a 4hr and the other was a 4 day test. Both revealed moderate gastroparesis. It is idiopathic so there is no real cause for it, but I am guessing it was due to major anxiety and depression because I know for a fact that I was suffering from both big time for about 4-5 months before it came on. I am not diabetic, blood sugars are normal. I do not have a history of any other neurological problems or disorders, mine is truly idiopathic. Thanks for wondering though, this is a complicated disease but I am doing ALOT better due to

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on January 24, 2013
at 08:40 AM

NSAID Painkiller Drugs/Too much intake of Strong Food like Fried food, White Flour, Red Meat/Baked food or in some case surgeries or for some other reason, have Caused slow down in stomach Digestion thus resulting in Dysmotility Or Gastro paresis or partial paralysis of stomach Causing delayed emptying of stomach.” http://www.aboutgimotility.org/site/about-gi-motility/disorders-of-the-stomach/

These results in ACID BUILDUP, also known as Acid Indigestion and excess acids in turn make our stomach Sensitive thus making it difficult to drink tea coffee Alcohol or anything that stimulates the stomach. Mostly over acidic state in small intestine is the culprit which inhibits further emptying. The acids are also released, if you have consistent anxiety and panic attacks especially if they are centered on stomach area. This causes stomach anxieties, severe weight loss and regular flare ups making you nausea, dizzy and always hungry etc. It has major impact on your bowel movement as it literally slows it down causing severe constipation issues. What this means is that final cure shall ensure regular bowel movement.

Delayed emptying and acid buildup in turn can manifest additional issues like Constipation, sensitive stomach (where intake of spicy food especially liquid curries, tea coffee causes further anxiety) and Functional dyspepsia (feeling of fullness even with small meals). All these 3 issues must be dealt with to get final cure i.e. increasing stomach motility. Functional dyspepsia can be cured by stomach exercise (kapalbhati) while Triphala helps Sensitive stomach and motility issues

Treatment therefore should be done using all of following steps:-

More here:- http://sunild1204.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/acidic-stomachdyspepsiahyper-aciditystomach-problems/

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on December 27, 2012
at 06:31 PM

What kinds of fats did you try when you did high fat? I had mild gastroparesis (I don't think I do anymore now that my hiatal hernia has gone away). Coconut oil and the like did bug me, but eggs cooked in butter, and butter in general was always ok (esp. on potatoes), plus olive oil on rice helped me keep up the fat. Rice, oatmeal and potatoes were all a part of what made me feel better in general, plus drinking orange juice. Do you have trouble getting in a lot of them? Also, for sheer carb calories, I added maple syrup onto my oatmeal, which has a nice blend of minerals (I get the dark grade B) and a dab of butter. Any idea what your calories are, on an average day? What kind of meats can you tolerate?

For protein I drank bone broth, and if I didn't have time to make my own, I would mix gelatin powder into orange juice (an idea I got from the Ray Peat fans), which tasted great and got in some good animal sourced protein, collagen, etc. Kind of like a thin, juicy protein drink.

I still have general food anxiety from my experiences, and still take Zofran, which blocks serotonin from the 5ht3 receptors, negating the nausea issue, which was the hardest thing for me to get past. I don't even know if I need it anymore, but the psychological damage of having non stop nausea for months every time I tried to eat solid food took a serious toll. I also lost a ton of weight during that time, mostly because I just started to hate even trying to eat, and the Zofran helped me get past that. I eventually felt my appetite actually increase and was able to gain back some weight since I had also lost too much.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 29, 2012
at 02:31 AM

I'm sure you've looked for patterns in what you eat and how you feel, I hope you eventually can find something. Stomach issues can be so touchy. There are so many protocols out there too, like the GAPS diet - have you tried anything like that? Anything with fermented veggies? I love fresh sauerkraut and pickles but lately I have been eating kind of Ray Peat style and he is not into fermented foods as much. I want to find some sort of balance that will help me feel the way I do with the Zofran, without having to take it. I think I need to keep working on anxiety/depression to get there.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 28, 2012
at 07:27 AM

Hey Joe, my appetite is not quite what it used to be (incidentally, I was overweight when this all began, which the doc thinks could have caused the hiatal hernia (diagnosed by scope, but then as I lost weight and saw a chiro who did soft tissue manipulation, 6 months later at barium swallow, no more hiatal hernia.. not sure which factor helped it out?) plus I had ridiculous stress which the doc thinks could have caused the gastritis (mild) and gastroparesis.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on December 29, 2012
at 01:59 AM

especially since my stress is more self-imposed than externally imposed. My symptoms vary depending on the day and what + how much I have eaten. Some days I can't eat a thing, others I have a good appetite, it sucks. My nausea has decreased significantly since taking Domperidone, but in the past it came up whenever my stomach felt like a lead weight was in it and was really bloated. Have you tried Zofran for nausea? I have it just in case but haven't had to use it in some time. So your hernia was found via scope? as in upper endoscopy? I had one done and nothing like that was found, just

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on December 29, 2012
at 03:47 AM

Stomach issues are the worse due to exactly what you said, there are so many protocols. I've tried Chris Kresser's recommendations, and the NOW foods digestive enzymes helps alot, but limiting the carbs did not. Tried kimchi and alot of probiotics but to no avail. I've been eating paleo since before my GP started so it wasn't a crap diet to blame. GAPs is way too restrictive, tried it for a couple days and instantly started losing more weight. Alot of managing stomach problems is outside of food, like getting good and regular sleep, reading a book, meditating, etc. It's an encompassing deal.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on December 27, 2012
at 11:45 PM

I have moderate GP but from my perusings on GP boards I can eat alot more than others can. It's just frustrating since this is my 4th time losing 20lbs+ in 4yrs and I finally know why but it doesn't make it any easier. On a side note: why is there a word limit on comments? It looks dumb for the same person to keep posting due to the size constraint.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on December 27, 2012
at 11:44 PM

I actually have Zofran in my cabinet for nausea but haven't taken it in some time. I started taking Domperidone a month ago and it lessened my nausea a good deal but has not helped much in getting me to eat more. Are you back at your original weight now? How is your appetite nowadays? Did you ever take a motility drug? Did the hiatal hernia cause your GP and if so, how did you find out you had one and how did it go away?

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on December 29, 2012
at 01:59 AM

an H.pylori infection and inflammation in the small intestines.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 28, 2012
at 07:31 AM

I did gain some of the weight back, but to a healthy level, and not back to being overweight. My appetite did come back, with lots of practice, after living on liquids for 6 months or so (first 3 were pathetic, maybe 200 calories of juice per day, mostly because I was scared out of my mind, hence the weight loss) then I found a protein drink that wasn't heinous tasting and it really helped me regain my sanity and strength. I also had slightly elevated thyroid and hashimoto's antibodies at the time, which have now gone away. Docs think thyroid problems could have been part of stomach issues.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 29, 2012
at 10:42 PM

How long have you been dealing with the problem? Did you have any mini symptoms, or other signs leading up to the actual onset of your mega symptoms that could clue you into anything? I definitely did not see the anxiety factor until months after my symptoms, and because of that, I was totally stuck in the thought that it was somehow physiological, but GP was just a guess of the docs, the hernia and gastritis were the only two real things we were sure of, and the docs said neither of them should cause it, so I think it is in my head to some extent, which is hard to figure out how to deal.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on December 27, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Last week I averaged 1,900 cals per day but the two weeks before that it was 1,592 and 1,694, which is most likely not enough for me since I am working out 3x/week as well. As far as meat, I can do chicken, turkey, any kind of ground meat, lean steak like venison and filet (sometimes), and if I'm feeling really good a NY strip. But lately I've been sticking to ground meat to make it easier on my stomach. I also take a protein powder just for extra calories, and that also helps jack my protein up.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 28, 2012
at 07:34 AM

No idea on the word limit... maybe to make us write a million comments! Do you notice your symptoms flaring up after anything in particular? I think immense stress played a role in my overall everything symptoms, I was cracking after taking on way too much at work, family, everything, and I think I just ground myself down. Have you had any thyroid testing? How often does your nausea flare up? It is my achilles' heel, I can't deal with it, just super wimpy when it comes to nausea, and it's even worse now (the fear).

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on December 29, 2012
at 01:55 AM

I understand about the side effects from motility drugs. Domperidone is actually pretty safe, I've been taking it and have been fine. Reglan, on the other hand, gave me a massive anxiety attack the first time I tried it and I stopped it. Hmm, so you had a appetite but just had a nausea problem, weird, never heard that before. Good to know you are at a health weight now. I have had my thyroid tested and my TSH was on the low side, but nothing else was out of the prdinary. I admit that stress, depression, and anxiety are what most likely caused my GP, reversing them has been tough.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 28, 2012
at 07:28 AM

I never took a motility drug, the side effects always freaked me out. They wanted to give me Reglan initially, but I preferred to deal with the nausea, since when my symptoms started, I had a huge appetite, like could eat a whole medium pizza in a sitting, plus some, and never felt uncomfortably full, so I don't know what caused what really. The nausea was the huge killer because I have this ridiculous fear of nausea and vomiting that is just absurd but has now been compounded by the whole experience.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on December 29, 2012
at 03:45 AM

I am the same with anxiety, it sucks. I am a very type A person as well lol. Good to hear you didn't have H. pylori nor inflammation, and that Zofran helps. The lead stomach only happens whenever my symptoms are really bad, which occur due to eating too much or being so backed up (constipation is my main side effect from GP aside from no hunger signals and weight loss). I've been logging all my food for the past 6 months in myfitnesspal.com and it has helped, but now I just have to buckle down and force the food to gain weight.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 29, 2012
at 10:39 PM

The anxiety is such a killer. It came out of nowhere for me. I was always a super planner, kind of controlling and tended to overdo a lot, but it never caused me stress or any problems until it was just too much, must have hit some sort of critical mass. What do you do? It can be hard to force the eating issue when dealing with work, but school is a bit easier. The nausea is the killer in either place for me because I keep looking for a bathroom to run to just in case, even though I never actually vomited from my symptoms, making my fear all the more ridiculous.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on December 27, 2012
at 11:43 PM

I tried coconut oil, olive oil, butter, duck fat, and the fat that came with meat, but it was just the overall high amount of fat that aggravated my symptoms. Olive oil in particular wrecks me, but the others I can tolerate a tblspn or so per meal. I absolutely love oatmeal but it backs me up sometimes and my problem is constipation, so I cannot have oats every day. Good idea with maple syrup, I'll try it with oats or cream of buckwheat, whatever I have tomorrow morning. I've tracked my calories everyday for the past 6 months and my averages vary widely depending on the day and my symptoms.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 29, 2012
at 02:29 AM

Zofran totally works for my nausea, which helps my fear issue of eating, and I was able to move off of liquids to solids in the course of a month, and I was lucky to get that time off from work to help out. I have had that feeling of my stomach feeling like lead too, but it would happen sometimes when my stomach is empty, like in the morning or after walking around - have you ever had that?

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 29, 2012
at 02:25 AM

That's good to know about the domperidone - I had never actually heard of it before. I had an anxiety problem going into it (a lot of my stress was external, but I internalized the crap out of it, every morning I woke up just grinding away about the stress because I can be too type A at times) so sounds like the Reglan wouldn't have been a good fit for me. So I wonder how much of my symptoms in general were GP, stress, hiatal hernia, gastritis, etc. When I had the upper endoscopy they did test for h. pylori and other things like that, also no inflammation in the duodenum or small intestines.

8ea784171b2d15cffb537349b341b806

(260)

on January 11, 2013
at 02:52 AM

I work as a credit analyst at a finance company. It is not a stressful job which is good. I actually had my domperidone dosage increased and I have been doing really well. I've gained 6lbs in the past three weeks and have been feeling ALOT better. I've been dealing with this since the Spring of 2009, so awhile. But I never knew what it was until last June when I had the gastric emptying test. I don't have any mini symptoms, just the big ones. But anxiety and depression don't help. I'm the same way with you concerning anxiety, I have to learn to relax some times.

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