Gastric Emptying Study Adverse Reactions

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I have been very ill months. Then I had a Gastric Emptying study.....

Yesterday, I went to the hospital for your everyday, routine procedure. A Gastric Emptying Study. If you never had one, thank your lucky stars. If you need one, I want to warn you now.

No one told me that it makes you sicker than you already are, in fact most of the research provided on line states how safe or minimal side effects.

Nothing or no one tells you that you will vomit your guts up for hours after being sent home. Laying on the floor shaking, or how you can barely walk. Your insides feel as though flames are coursing through your body. Your liver hurts, brain feels numb, tingly and on fire, your eye balls burn. As if flames are coming from your eyes and any minute you will spontaneous combust. My joints hurt my entire thoracic cavity hurts and the list goes on.

I was sick before the test, now I feel like dying. I literally told my husband I was dying and I'm laying here suffering.

I then had a recent conversation with my sister, who was diagnosed with Crohn s last year. She had the same test and told me I would be fine in a week.

The problem is if you live alone. Had I known I was going to be this sick, I would not taken this test. My husband works 10 hors a day, he sleeps six, so I haven't even seen him yet. Toilet water looks good enough to drink, to weak to crawl to the kitchen.

If your going to have this test, be prepared to be violently ill. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS TEST to anyone. FIND A SAFER TEST. I can't believe its legal......

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    Finally!!! I have had a Gastric emptying test done some 18 years ago and didn't notice any reaction. It showed I had gastroparesis. A different dr did a repeat test last week and said it showed I didn’t have it. But I have been so sick with stomach pain, cramps and diarrhea that I cannot get to stop! ANY SUGGESTIONS would be so appreciated. I have not ate but a few crackers. Drinking Propel drinks and even Immodium hasn't worked. I don't know how much longer I can stand this and really don't know where to turn!? Thank you.

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    I am so glad I saw this. my doctor ordered this because she suspects gastroparesis. i was so sick last week with a kidney stone and this week was supposed to be this test. I'm going to delay it. I vomited for three days straight last week with the stone, I don't want to go through that again so soon. I reacted badly to the CT contrast last week, I react badly to everything, so I have no doubt i'll end up as sick as all of you did.


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    I had a gastric emptying test yesterday. Got about half the eggs down and couldn't finish eating. Because extremely nauseous and had to leave because they need you to eat all of it. Didn't manage to actually vomit any of it back up. Felt weak and sick all day afterwards. Sick, hot and nauseous all night, I could barely sleep. This morning I tried to go to the bathroom, stool was black and I filled the toilet with blood. Been laying down all day feeling weak and exhausted and sick. I'm already super sensitive to any tests/meds I've ever had. They assured me repeatedly that there were no side effects and it was totally safe and I'd feel fine. I can't eat, I can't drink water because it upsets my stomach and bowels now. Thankfully the bleeding seems to have stopped. I can't find side effects of the test anywhere online to know if this is normal or not. My head hurts and I can barely keep my eyes open longer then 20 minutes. Thankfully I don't live alone so there's other adults here to watch my kids.

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