So after being a gueine pig yet again yesterday and having a Gastric Emptying Study done last week- I was diagnosed as having Gastroparesis.....Uhhh! The only thing I know about that is that food digests more slowly and it is quite common in Diabetics (which thankfully I am not I was tested for that about 2 weeks ago ). So now I have GERD, IBS (spaztic colon), Hiatial Hernia, Lactose intolerance and apparently some infection in my stomach - they still have to to a test for Celiac Disease- they tried to do the blood test yesterday- that big heifer stuck me in the same vein 8 darn times and never was able to get any blood I don't do good with needles and it doesn't help that my veins are really hard to find. Finally after almost passing out on her i shouted out "Sweet Jesus!!!! Please STOP!!!!!!"- my hand was killing me! Then she was like "i guess you're done for the day huh" and i was told her - "definitely!" - So i will go back next week and they will try again- i was too freaked out to continue . I hate blood tests!!!!! I also have to do another test on Tues after my classes get out...so i'm really not looking foward to that. I'm really upset too- because I haven't really been able to eat much of anyhing lately without having to run to the bathroom (sorry for the details). And my doctor didn't really know what to tell me yesterday because he's still wating for some more tests. Once I get a difinitive diagnosis- i'm going to a dietician to figure out what i can eat.. In the mean time he told me to eat whatever didn't make me sick.......riiiiiight! Uhhh! Hopefully I will know what's going on soon because I'm just kinda eating things at the moment and "dealing" with it. Here's where the problem comes in- I have GERD soo severily that I need surgery to correct it....however, now that I've been diagnosed with Gastroparesis - if they do surgery to correct the GERD, it can make the Gastroparesis worse- so they won't do it now . And I can't take medicine for the Gastroparesis becaue it will make the IBS about 5 times worse.....So right now i'm only taking medicine for the GERD (a double dose of Zegarid per day- and that manages it petty deciently). I'm also taking Lactaid tablets before i eat dairy- but they usually aren't much help. So i'm kinda stuck as to what my next move is until the doctor give me a sound diagnosis. My stomach is a nightmare . Sorry for all of the detil, but I know some of you TCS folks have been through similar medical issues. My main question now is- Do any of you know anything about Gastroparesis? What foods aggervate it? How are your treating it...even if it's without medicine...because I cannot currently take anything to treat it. I have to do a fecal study on Tues- (i'm already completely weirded out by that thought- but at this point i'm desperate.) After I do that- my doctor gave me some antibiotics to take for a week to possible help the Gastroparesis. I have no clue what to eat or do until then.....any help or vibes would me much appreciated!!! Thankyou everyone! (sorry for the details- but i'm pretty desperate).
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9/2/06 at 9:52am