Pregnancy And Gastroparesis

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Cajunkyl99 - November 10

I am 31 yrs old and 23 weeks preg. and have had gastroparesis for 3 yrs now, for the women who were wondering about getting pregnant with gp, I had no problem getting pregnant. I had the 5 yr mirana and I had it taken out in march of this year and had a period in april and found out I was preggo in may, so very quickly. Now the problems I have had due to the gp is bad trapped gas, I looked 9 months preggo before I ever even got pregnant and still do, I have bad gas all the time, from when I wake till I go to sleep, and usually after I eat dinner I get sick, I think its cuz I dont have anymore room for anything in my stomach with the gas I have in there and the severe constipation, my doc prescribed me the reglan, but I have been scared to take it for its one of the drugs they have on the t.v. lawsuits. My doc said to just discontinue if I have any side effects and I will b ok, but I am still not sure about that. Is there anyone on reglan? and has it helped with gas?

 

allybanville - March 12

Hi ladies! I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who has gastroparesis, taking meds and either trying, pregnant, or had kids as I have severe gastroparesis and am on meds, but really wanting to try for a baby.

 

allybanville - March 12

Hi ladies! I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who has gastroparesis, taking meds and either trying, pregnant, or had kids as I have severe gastroparesis and am on meds, but really wanting to try for a baby.

 

Tolisarg - April 6

I have had GP since I was 15 I am now 36 and pregnant with my 3rd child. In the last 5 or so yours I have been able to get my GP under control by excercising a lot and eating small healthy meals except when I am pregnant. When pregnant the feeling of severe fullness sets in as early as 7 weeks and it's miserable! I'm either starving or uncomfortably full. I am continuing to run and workout at least an hour a day to try to get things moving but especially afternoon and evenings the full ness sets in as does the GP vomiting. I say GP vomiting because with me it's not a normal I have a stomach bug vomiting its my stomach is too full so it just comes up. I would love any help or advice! I will say for all of you considering pregnancy that mine does return back to my normal controlled GP immediately after birth but I also breastfed exclusively which helps increase my motility.

 

Tolisarg - April 6

I have had GP since I was 15 I am now 36 and pregnant with my 3rd child. In the last 5 or so yours I have been able to get my GP under control by excercising a lot and eating small healthy meals except when I am pregnant. When pregnant the feeling of severe fullness sets in as early as 7 weeks and it's miserable! I'm either starving or uncomfortably full. I am continuing to run and workout at least an hour a day to try to get things moving but especially afternoon and evenings the full ness sets in as does the GP vomiting. I say GP vomiting because with me it's not a normal I have a stomach bug vomiting its my stomach is too full so it just comes up. I would love any help or advice! I will say for all of you considering pregnancy that mine does return back to my normal controlled GP immediately after birth but I also breastfed exclusively which helps increase my motility.

 

Tolisarg - April 6

I have had GP since I was 15 I am now 36 and pregnant with my 3rd child. In the last 5 or so yours I have been able to get my GP under control by excercising a lot and eating small healthy meals except when I am pregnant. When pregnant the feeling of severe fullness sets in as early as 7 weeks and it's miserable! I'm either starving or uncomfortably full. I am continuing to run and workout at least an hour a day to try to get things moving but especially afternoon and evenings the full ness sets in as does the GP vomiting. I say GP vomiting because with me it's not a normal I have a stomach bug vomiting its my stomach is too full so it just comes up. I would love any help or advice! I will say for all of you considering pregnancy that mine does return back to my normal controlled GP immediately after birth but I also breastfed exclusively which helps increase my motility.

 

ShellyDR1 - November 19

Hi everyone! I just found this site. I have Celiac, Gastroparesis, PCOS, and Endometriosis. My husband and I recently found out we were expecting after many trials of health problems over the years. I want to tell you that there is hope!!! There is help!! I was diagnosed 3 yrs ago with all the above. My gall bladder died and scarred up and the rest followed behind. I had been to many doctors before that said I had IBS and pumped me full of junk pills that actually made things worse. I have had 2 Gastros that were jerks about things and I told them that I wasn't paying them for their attitude and demanded them to be professional. I didn't have the money to start over with another consult and another doc. I then had a stomach dumping test that showed that I wasn't processing food, creating gas and causing major consitpation. I was almost septic at one time. I had a blood test several times for Celiac and it came back negative but a previous biopsy suggested I might have that. I still felt like I was getting solid answers to why I couldn't eat bread and hurt so bad. After fighting insurance and doc, I had a capsule camera test where I swallowed a camera in a capsule and took pics of my insides for 8 hrs. My intestines were scalloped. That was the proof that I indeed had Celiac also. The doc then just said eat gluten free and can't do anything for me. 3 yrs later, after self-dieting, I gained a bunch of weight due to all the carbs in gf stuff. I found a dietician, she gave me the porportions and types of foods I should be eating. It is very small amounts I must say. 100 cal per meal, Bkft, lunch, dinner. Then have one snack in between meals or 2 but very small. 2-3 oz of meat (chicken, pork, fish usually, no beef. It just sits in the gut and this is coming from a TX girl) 1 to 1 1/2 cups of veggies or fruit, not both, and one starch, which is one slice of my iddy biddy gf Udi's bread or 1 cup of rice. What the really important part is not to eat too much fiber at once. My other measurements to follow are no more than 15 carbs, 7 grams of protein, and my fiber would be close to that. I forgot at the moment because I'm already use to eating the same things over and over. After I got use to this, then she allowed me to have a few more snacks in between as long as it was like 2 sticks of sharp cheese, my gf crackers and peanut butter, fruit cups, watermelon, canteloup and small things like that. From this past May to Aug, I lost 30 lbs (I am 5 3 and was 170) and then in Sept I had surgery for my endo and polpys, got the ok to try for a baby, followed ovulation  kit for one month, and now I'm 5 weeks preggo with my first ever baby at almost 36 yrs old!!!!! I believe through this diet, my surgery, and faith in the Lord, the ultimate healer, I am just a little sour, have heartburn, and some constipation with the prenatal vitamins, but overall, I'm doing great. I have 2 cups of coffee a day and use hot chocolate to fill in for my urge for a hot drink, and I find it helps with the sourness. 

 

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