I recieved a K/P transplant 8 months ago! Life without Diabetes and Dialysis is amazing. A month ago Imy Gastroparesis flared up pretty bad and I am still dealing with nausea, vomiting, diarreah,and just yukiness. Does anyone else have issues like this? I am on Domperidone, Zofran, Phenigren. I eat small meals and am just coming off a liquid diet. Has anyone had the pacemaker put in the stomach or surgery for Gastroparesis? What other thigs are out there for us to aleviate symptoms? Has anyone had to do a temp feeding tube? Thanks for ANY feedback! Patticake
Yes, I've had the pacemaker implanted just this past November and it is SO helpful. None of the meds, no liquid diet, etc, helped my symptoms at all. The pacemaker has helped me tremendously - I now only have occasional vomiting and nausea is alleviated. It's different for everyone, but I think it is definitely worth a consult with a doctor who is knowledgeable about them. Feel free to contact me if you have any q's about it & hang in there!
I had the pacemaker surgery in 2005. It took about 6 months for it really to take effect, but my life has changed immensely. I rarely throw up and only occasionally get nauseous. I used to be in the hospital with severe vomitting 2-3x per month and now I have 'attacks' about 1-2 times per year. I definitely think it is worth a consult with a doctor, like Katie said, it can be different for everyone. But personally, it has changed my life- I can finally live somewhat normally again. I also had a feeding tube (jpeg) for about 6 months after the surgery to help me gain weight. But once I started feeling better, I was able to eat enough on my own to stabilize my weight and the feeding tube was taken out.