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Re: [IPk] Think like a Pancreas and Gastroparesis

Hi Mary

I am sorry to hear about your bad episode yesterday.  As I think you know, I 
have gastro paresis.  I have never had low blood pressure or collapse though 
and did not know there was a connection.  I think the low blood pressure may 
be due to something else but it will be interesting to find out if there is 
a link.

What you said about not a lot the doctors can do about it is not quite 
correct.  They can give you medicines which do help to a certain extent.  My 
food still takes ages to go through and therefore I never seem to be able to 
get low blood glucose readings or end up with hypos but I have a form of 
control I am happy with.  I still have 'dire rear' as another conference I 
am in spells it, and then constipation but most of the time the sickness and 
bloating is under control.   Don't give up on asking for help.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Moody" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 5:03 PM
Subject: [IPk] Think like a Pancreas and Gastroparesis

> Amazon told me I should have Think Like a Pancreas Tues/Wed.
> For years I have suspected I have gastroparesis and have had a few 
> episodes
> of vomiting each time accompanied by a collapse. Yesterday I vomited at 
> work
> (poor souls who had to sort out the mess) and completely collapsed. They
> called the paramedics who couldn't get my BP to rise - they said they were
> going to book me into A&E as "BP in her boots and looking really ropey"! 
> It
> took almost 3 hours for my BP to come up again. I have felt horrible today
> and have just slept all afternoon. They asked me if I suffered from
> gastroparesis, but what interested me "yugh" was the fact that I vomited
> some porridge I had had at lunchtime the day before. My lunch today is 
> still
> lying in my stomach. I'm really worried. I suppose one good thing about it
> was I had all the checks, heart, etc and they are fine. Not quite sure 
> what
> to do . Pump consultant put in the letter following my initial pump
> appointment that I "might have some gastroparesis. I get the feeling that
> because there is not a lot they can do, they just try to ignore it.
> Mary Moody
> .
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