I have diabetic gastroparesis. i take Domperidone for it (i get it from Canada b/c its not available/FDA approved in the USA)
for the most part it works without a glitch. my BGs are excellent; my food digests normally now.
however, i get sporadic flare-ups and get bacterial infections in my stomach. it is very very uncomfortable. i get nauseated, seriously bloated, and get very toxic gas, and my stool is abnormal. (hope that isnt too TMI )
last night i was so uncomfortable, i paged my GI doc but he wouldnt perscibe antibiotics (which always work perfectly) which he knows has worked for me in the past. but, he wouldnt perscribe until i came in to his office (all the way into the city, ugh); but i just saw him 2 months ago; what could seeing him in person that could possibly help? i had already had an endoscope, a gastric emptying test, etc. in the past he has put me on a 10 day round of erithromyacin., and it works like a charm within two days, whats his deal besides wanting more money for an office visit. UGH.
anyhow, i just wanted to have some FUD info on dealing with this disorder. i went on the “search” site and couldnt find anything on this subject. just want to know what others do when these flare-ups happen.so this morning at 8:30 my husband drove me to an Urgent Care Office. the doctor was amazing, she was D educated and commented on my pump. she knew immediately what i was talking about when we went over my symptoms and she called the antibiotic right in to the pharmacy. it was ready in 3 minutes.
so, SOS on the subject! thanks in advance, DM