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Everyone I'm a Type 2 and went to the ED 7/2/11 with left upper quad pain been on Glucophage 1500mg for 1 year exactly had CT scan indicated Dilated stomach no blockage I've been telling my PCT that I've been passing bile for like a year my liver enzymes are High and their are some other abnormal in my labs I'm not thrilled about that may indicate cancer just want to know if anyone else is experiencing this and how did they treat it nobody offered to give me instructions so I had to research what to do I have no health insurance normally I guess I'd be in the hospital with an NG tube in my nose and getting IV fluids and Saline Enemas :eek:
 
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welcome Doeadeer :) I'm still getting tests myself for my stomach (it's taking ages to get exact diagnosis I can tell ya... a very long time actually)... I also have regular left upper quadrant pain... which turns out is my upper stomach going by the last test (gastric emptying study) they did on me. I didn't have abnormal bloods though. I hope you're Ok... the problem with stomach issues is that they all seem to have the same or similar symptoms. So far I've had the ultrasounds, the endoscopy/colonoscopy, gastric emptying study. I've yet to have some pressure test they do for the stomach. When I was last in ED I was in acute pain... but because I had a test already booked with a private specialist, they just gave me painkillers, buscopan, IV fluids... and sent me home. Do you have bloating/gas issues at all too? I have that constantly... noone has been able to explain that one for me as yet. My GP (your PCP) has a theory that my upper stomach is going a different speed than my lower stomach.... the gastric emptying study seemed to indicate he could be right.... but purpose of that test was for the stomach to empty after 4 hours. Another test is needed to measure condition of my nerve/muscle in my stomach apparently. My GP still thinks I may have gastroparesis as he says that it is a motility issue which I seem to have... especially in my upper stomach. The test showed that my food wasn't in my stomach at all after 1 hour, but still in my esophagus (where I get pain and feel nauseated), after 2 hours it was clumped together and sitting at upper part of my stomach (exactly where I get my pain.. same pain I wound up in ED for) Geez it's getting tiring... I just want a final result and the right meds :( My thoughts are with you as I know how hard it is.... I certainly hope it's not serious for you and it's treatable whatever it is. Keep your chin up as there has to be a light at the end of the tunnel... it does make diabetes harder to manage too I notice with unpredictable BGLs at times. Keep us posted on how you're doing.
 

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welcome Doeadeer :) I'm still getting tests myself for my stomach (it's taking ages to get exact diagnosis I can tell ya... a very long time actually)... I also have regular left upper quadrant pain... which turns out is my upper stomach going by the last test (gastric emptying study) they did on me. I didn't have abnormal bloods though. I hope you're Ok... the problem with stomach issues is that they all seem to have the same or similar symptoms. So far I've had the ultrasounds, the endoscopy/colonoscopy, gastric emptying study. I've yet to have some pressure test they do for the stomach. When I was last in ED I was in acute pain... but because I had a test already booked with a private specialist, they just gave me painkillers, buscopan, IV fluids... and sent me home. Do you have bloating/gas issues at all too? I have that constantly... noone has been able to explain that one for me as yet. My GP (your PCP) has a theory that my upper stomach is going a different speed than my lower stomach.... the gastric emptying study seemed to indicate he could be right.... but purpose of that test was for the stomach to empty after 4 hours. Another test is needed to measure condition of my nerve/muscle in my stomach apparently. My GP still thinks I may have gastroparesis as he says that it is a motility issue which I seem to have... especially in my upper stomach. The test showed that my food wasn't in my stomach at all after 1 hour, but still in my esophagus (where I get pain and feel nauseated), after 2 hours it was clumped together and sitting at upper part of my stomach (exactly where I get my pain.. same pain I wound up in ED for) Geez it's getting tiring... I just want a final result and the right meds :( My thoughts are with you as I know how hard it is.... I certainly hope it's not serious for you and it's treatable whatever it is. Keep your chin up as there has to be a light at the end of the tunnel... it does make diabetes harder to manage too I notice with unpredictable BGLs at times. Keep us posted on how you're doing.
Thanks , I'm going to see the Nurse Practitioner today instead of PCP just cause like I've told him countless times about having bouts of #2 being bile every 3 days for like a year with the metformin/glucophage and I wanted lantus 5u at bedtime with Aprida like 1-3 u sliding scale for before meals works fine for me I weigh 175 I'm 5'4 size 14 all docs have refused to give me insulin and have told me I could be that miracle and not require any medicines if I lose 40 pounds even the one in the ED they all say no you don't want insulin well look now oral meds are out the question with the Gastroparesis I've read the effects of taking Reglan for the Gastroparesis I'm none to happy about that I could take Erythromycin antibiotic I know for sure that gets my stomach muscle working cause in the past I've had to go off it for when I was taking it for other medical conditions because of the severe stomach cramps it even effected my gag reflex I'll keep you all posted this evening.
 
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yeah I'm not a fan of oral meds either and I was on them for years. I'm of the opinion that my stomach got to the state it is today because of them... and metformin in particular which I was so sick all the time when taking that. My stomach was fine prior to the drugs. I'd rather the insulin to assist with BGL control. I hope they get to the bottom of things for you. :D
 

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yeah I'm not a fan of oral meds either and I was on them for years. I'm of the opinion that my stomach got to the state it is today because of them... and metformin in particular which I was so sick all the time when taking that. My stomach was fine prior to the drugs. I'd rather the insulin to assist with BGL control. I hope they get to the bottom of things for you. :D
Just got back from seeing NP had to beg for insulin or non insulin she gave me sample pen of Victoza read the prescibing info guess what "IT SLOWS GASTRIC EMPTYING!!!!" the last thing I need for Gastroparesis also says I'm still very dehydrated she told me to drink Zero Vitamin water I swear I'm gonna call the hospital administrator for the ED I visited on 7/2 and tell them I feel like I've been discriminated against for no insurance they get millions of dollars in donations to the foundation and they can at least admit me for a few days I'm a nurse for Peat sakes again I'm some kinda miracle woman lose 40 pounds and I'll be cured WTF I'm so sick of hearing it.:mad:
 

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Everyone I'm a Type 2 and went to the ED 7/2/11 with left upper quad pain been on Glucophage 1500mg for 1 year exactly had CT scan indicated Dilated stomach no blockage I've been telling my PCT that I've been passing bile for like a year my liver enzymes are High and their are some other abnormal in my labs I'm not thrilled about that may indicate cancer just want to know if anyone else is experiencing this and how did they treat it nobody offered to give me instructions so I had to research what to do I have no health insurance normally I guess I'd be in the hospital with an NG tube in my nose and getting IV fluids and Saline Enemas :eek:
Hi Doeadeer and a big welcome. We're glad you decided to join the site but sorry to learn of the problems you are having.
There are many good people here that should be able to help along the way.

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Just got back from seeing NP had to beg for insulin or non insulin she gave me sample pen of Victoza read the prescibing info guess what "IT SLOWS GASTRIC EMPTYING!!!!" the last thing I need for Gastroparesis also says I'm still very dehydrated she told me to drink Zero Vitamin water I swear I'm gonna call the hospital administrator for the ED I visited on 7/2 and tell them I feel like I've been discriminated against for no insurance they get millions of dollars in donations to the foundation and they can at least admit me for a few days I'm a nurse for Peat sakes again I'm some kinda miracle woman lose 40 pounds and I'll be cured WTF I'm so sick of hearing it.:mad:
ah goodness... what the? Why are you being placed on something that will make your stomach worse? These professionals should know their stuff shouldn't they? I'm on Lantus and Apidra and I've had best control on that to date... but to be honest the stomach issue I have seems to be making it a bit hard sometimes. I reckon you should call the administrator and complain... maybe you may get a better outcome? That's the problem with these medical conditions... they don't always get the meds right or even the diagnosis for that matter.
 

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Thanks I've found this site so helpful,.
Well at 2:00am PST my BG 181 my intake 2 bottles of Zero vitamin water with B vitamins C and magnesium states sugar content less than 1g
I have Lantus I never opened but I've does not exp until 2012 we moved across country last year so it's been in and out of cold and heat.
my diet today had beef consume 1 cup with 6 saltines and 2 sugar free pudding cups and boiled egg. hubby had DRs appt at 11am we see the same PCP saw the RNP yesterday basically a wasted visit so I'm gonna raise hell until I get the RX for insulin lantus and aprida and some IV fluids.
 

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Hey Doeadear. I am going to give you my thoughts. Go for the 40 lbs weight loss. If there was a chance with just losing weight that I could control my diabetes I would be so happy and there are likely a lot that feel the same way. Weight loss is not an option for me at 6'2" and under 170 lbs. Personally I don't understand how you cannot lose weight when you get this disease. The side effects for me has been a 15 lb loss in 6 months without trying to lose weight. Just the shear effort of trying to control things through diet and exercise has resulted in weight loss that I am trying to stabilize. If you have the physical ability to lose the weight go for it.
 

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Hey Doeadear. I am going to give you my thoughts. Go for the 40 lbs weight loss. If there was a chance with just losing weight that I could control my diabetes I would be so happy and there are likely a lot that feel the same way. Weight loss is not an option for me at 6'2" and under 170 lbs. Personally I don't understand how you cannot lose weight when you get this disease. The side effects for me has been a 15 lb loss in 6 months without trying to lose weight. Just the shear effort of trying to control things through diet and exercise has resulted in weight loss that I am trying to stabilize. If you have the physical ability to lose the weight go for it.
Well I seen my PCP and I got the RX for Lantus 10u at bedtime.
I'm not happy about being on insulin but I do not have any other option at the moment with the gastroparesis I have fought with my PCP about this for months and when he saw my labs and my liver enzymes and agreed the metformin was not good for me he said yes you should be on at least some kinda of coverage and lantus seems appropriate he did not give me the fast acting aprida yet wants me to see how I do on the Lantus my BG's have been 133-180 with the 6 small meals he said but I just didn't want to be the one to do this to you I'm afraid your potential employers insurance my not cover you if your on insulin I told him they cannot deny me coverage for a preexisting condition it's law now well I'll keep you all informed how things go just nervous about my physical for work monday need to hydrate and get using the Lantus to get my sugar down to under 100 and calm down and let my B/p med work:)
 
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