Sunday, September 23, 2012

Recent Dr. Apt

Last week I saw my gastro dr.  Needless to say he didn't give me much hope to go on.  I told him all my symptoms I was having; extreme nausea, major back pain, vomiting more during the day and night, diarrhea at least 4 to 5 times a day, stomach spasms, feeling weak, joints hurting due to lack of nutrients, I double over with pain and sometimes I look like I am 6 months pregnant due to bloating.  He said, "Sherry, you do have Gastroparesis.  All of your symptoms come with your stomach disease.  Seems as if your intestines are working against your stomach.  Your stomach is barely working, while your intestines are working too hard.  There really isn't anything we can do at this point." He said I could try doubling up on my medication of Domperidone, instead of taking 10 mg 4 times a day, I could take 20 mg 4 times a day.  But the medication is only to help my stomach contract so my food will enter into my intestines.  As far as the diarrhea, I could always try Imodium but to be cautious with that cause it could cause me to become constipated and cause an infection.  He mentioned that I haven't lost too much weight so he really wasn't too concerned.   I know he is doing his best to treat me but I feel as if I am loosing myself.  Slowly starving.  My bones hurt due to lack of nutrients and am weak most days.  Constant research just depresses me more.  Seeing patients die due to complications scares me.  I always have to remind myself, especially when I am doubled over in pain, others have it so much worse.