We’ve arrived at the Cleveland Clinic’s Strongsville location. She’s getting ready to go back into pre-op and have her endoscopy done.
She’s done this a few times already but is still really nervous.
This is the first of two procedures this month. Her next one is on the 30th and will be her gastric empty test. That one will last about half a day and will provide us with some very important information about her gastroparesis, including how severe it is and what treatment approach we will take.
Please keep your fingers crossed today and maybe say a prayer as well.
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misswendiminoregon That’s funny that you mention that. I just posted about the results of her endoscopy and her stomach was in fact empty. What’s more interesting, is that she had to stop her antidepressants about 3 days ago in preparation for this procedure.
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It is important to realize that medications prescribed for a variety of conditions may have side effects that cause gastric emptying to slow down. The most common drugs that delay stomach emptying are narcotics and certain antidepressants. If possible, patients having dyspeptic symptoms, vomiting or early fullness should discontinue the offending medications before undergoing any motility tests. Fortunately, gastric emptying resumes and symptoms improve when medications causing ‘pseudo-gastroparesis’ are stopped.