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
35
Tried for
gastroparesis (34) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
pain (10) gastroparesis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Motilium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
gastroparesis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Phenergan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
gastroparesis (10)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)

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 (14 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain abdominal bloating 11 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
gastroparesis (34) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (10) gastroparesis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Motilium)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroparesis (41 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal bloating abdominal pain 3 more
Total evaluations
41
Tried for
gastroparesis (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Phenergan)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroparesis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness stomach pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
gastroparesis (10)
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)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
sexual dysfunction tiredness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
  • 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 15
20s 119
30s 220
40s 270
50s 287
60s 143
70+ 39
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 102
20-29 years 140
30-39 years 144
40-49 years 141
50-59 years 85
60-69 years 19
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 108
Female 988

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 752
Not Diagnosed 39

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