How has Gastroparesis affected me

Gastroparesis has interfered with normal digestion, causing nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It also causes problems with blood sugar levels and nutrition. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for gastroparesis.

This was a picture taken while out to eat. I was so embarrassed from my hair falling out. I was in good company though so I just tried to ignore it.

Symptoms of gastroparesis include bloating, nausea, early fullness while eating meals, heartburn, and epigastric pain. These symptoms are often referred to as dyspepsia. Ingestion of solid foods, high fiber foods such as raw fruits and vegetables, fatty foods or drinks high in fat or carbonation may cause symptoms. Perhaps the most common symptom is early satiety, or the sensation of feeling full shortly after starting a meal. Nausea and vomiting are also common. A person with gastroparesis may regurgitate or vomit undigested food many hours after their last meal. Weight loss can occur due to poor absorption of nutrients, or taking in too few calories.