Gastroparesis

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What is gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a medical condition consisting of a partial paralysis of the stomach, resulting in food remaining in the stomach for a longer period of time than normal.

Common symptoms reported by people with gastroparesis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with gastroparesis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Reglan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
Tried for
gastroparesis (35) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
pain (12) gastroparesis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Motilium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
gastroparesis (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Phenergan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
gastroparesis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Zofran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
gastroparesis (6)

Data from patients with gastroparesis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gastroparesis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Reglan)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroparesis (15 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain abdominal bloating 12 more
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
gastroparesis (35) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (12) gastroparesis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Motilium)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroparesis (40 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal bloating abdominal pain 3 more
Total evaluations
40
Tried for
gastroparesis (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Phenergan)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroparesis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness headaches 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
gastroparesis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Zofran)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroparesis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
gastroparesis (6)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gastroparesis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gastroparesis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 17
20s 120
30s 207
40s 261
50s 271
60s 126
70+ 35
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 102
20-29 years 135
30-39 years 141
40-49 years 138
50-59 years 82
60-69 years 19
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

90% Female
10% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 695
Not Diagnosed 39

These charts show data from gastroparesis patients who have completed their condition history
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