Does anyone have any knowledge of gastroparesis? I was back in the hospital on Friday with terrible stomach pain. For the last two weeks, every time I have eaten, I immediately feel full and ill within 30-45 minutes. I get a bulge at the top of my stomach like I am pregnant and I feel like I have eaten an entire turkey.
For the time being, doctors are still treating me with baby aspirins and exercise and healthy eating. Ughhhh. No trial of Low Molecular Weight Heparin yet. Many MS and neurologic issues plus Factor V Leiden .... and quality of life stinks for decades.
Gastroparesis has been found related to blood clots. In this study, 89% of gastroparesis patients had detectable hypercoagulable risk factors. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/171...
Hopefully, my docs will give me a trial soon. I realize that heparin isn't something to be tested/tried unless there is a true chance it will help (as opposed to down side risks). But I've gone way past that point. Now I am down 15 pounds and I can only eat low fat soup for last two weeks. Couple that with memory issues, foot drop, ice-pick migraines, and on and on and on. While, yes I could lose a lot more than 15 pounds this is really serious.
I see my docs in NYC next week. I am sure hoping they do something other than send me home with more aspirin. I have been fighting this for decades and I am so tired of climbing up that health mountain only to be knocked down again.
I am tired of one doc saying it's this and another one saying it's not and then new symptoms and a doc saying it might be this and another one saying it's not. I need a nap. Actually I NEED TO EAT SOME FOOD AND HAVE IT GO DOWN. I am starving......
Thank you for everyone on this site. I haven't posted in a while (haven't been feeling well), but I do read the posts and I appreciate all of your posts!!! Hugs!