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Question: Delayed gastric emptying during period only

 DeLWolcott - Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:06 am

Reposted as new topic for member:

Starts about the same time as my period.... incredible nausea. Does not happen every month.

This month, I started on Friday and from Friday-Monday (still continues) have extremely light bleeding (clots only) and nausea. Bleeding is always light and clumpy. Probably because I am so inactive due to the nausea!

When I eat - my stomach does not empty. I had 1 c. soup and 1/3 c. rice last night and after six hours it was still sloshing around in my stomach. Even fluids don't seem to go anywhere! This only happens during my period. I also am 'always full' during my period.

Previously, I was on desogen. One doc switched me to Mircette which showed a marked improvement in that my nausea only hits during my period now. Oddly enough, that switch was made by a neurologisst/migraine doc.

I was tested for gastroparesis and showed no delay (not during one of these episodes mind you) several years ago.

I've had complete GI workups showing no problems, but since I saw an improvement and shift to during my period only, I know this has to be pill related. Do you have any suggestions on what type of pill I should be pursuing? Lower progesterone? I'm miserable.

Is there any way to speed gastric emptying? heat? (light walking does not seem to help - and I am nauseous enough to vomit if I do more than that).


 dsjeya - Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:54 am

metclorpropamide will speed up gastic emptying and also controls nausea,an enzyme preparation will help digestion
 gfoak - Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:52 pm

Is there another name for metclorpropamide? A google search turns up very little.

While I know there are drugs that may help reduce symptoms, I was curious if there were any known hormonal factors in gastric emptying - ie. that I could find a way to prevent it instead of treating it symptomatically. I of course appreciate any and all advice though :)

I signed onto a gastroparesis msg board and did find that other women experience the same. There are just so many BCP's out there, it's hard to know (or find a doc familiar with) the idiosyncracies of each and how it may effect other body systems - like digestion.

I'm on day 5 of white bread, water, etc. Down six lbs.... but I am starting to feel better.
 DeLWolcott - Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:27 am

Reglan (brand name) metoclopropamide (generic)

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