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
31
Tried for
gastroparesis (31)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Pain (11) gastroparesis (8)
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)

(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)

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

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6) fatigue (1)
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 (16 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain abdominal bloating 13 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
gastroparesis (31)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (11) gastroparesis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Motilium)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroparesis (37 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal bloating abdominal pain 3 more
Total evaluations
37
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)

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

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (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)

(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 121
30s 191
40s 246
50s 261
60s 120
70+ 34
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 99
20-29 years 134
30-39 years 140
40-49 years 136
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 683
Not Diagnosed 39

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