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. 

 

[email protected] - April 9

I am wondering the same I finally gotta diagnosis for gastroparisis my issue is delayed stomach emptying did a smaller pill test and the norm is 2 hours for a meal to digest mine takes 10 hrs been dealing with this since 2013 had my second daughter in 2009 had minor  issues before having her but zero while pregnant and after . I have been to the mayo and they said pelvic floor prolapse I have been to 3 gastro doctors over the years no one could get it right but the third one did and now going may 5 to a motility specialist to see what other options the Dr recommends I've been on linzess 290 mcg once a day and amitiza 24 mcg 2 times a day which are max doses for both for three years now as well as mag nitrate twice a week and take the cherry nausea tablets like emetrol on a regular for the fullness and nausea as well as dexilant for heartburn mostly eat chicken broth and soups and stay bloated I can't have a movement on my own if I don't take anything it could be two to three weeks in between seeing the two doctors it was six months without a bowel movement. I went from 95lbs to 140 lbs in three months looked 9 months pregnant in 2013 in normally 108lbs and 4 ft 11 In had my daughter in 09 lost all the weight then whenever this issues attacked me in 2013 this happened. I've gotten on belviq which has helped me get back to 110 lbs . I was wanting to have my daughter a sibling my other two kids are older 13 and 17 and so basically she's a only child and I want her to have a sibling just was thinking about this lately and was wondering how the weight gain affects the gastroparisis symptoms I already have read some people's symptoms stay the same and some go away or improve with pregnancy was just seeing ahead what it's been like if u have delayed stomach emptying like I do and how the weight gain affects are later in the pregnancy ? I also have the IUD mirena . Please email me with any info [email protected] Com thanks 

 

MommyInabnit - August 31

I lost my baby on June 9 at 12 weeks and I was told it starved to death due to my gastroparesis that had been undiagnosed and untreated. I hope this never happens to anyone else

 

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