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What Do You Do For Esophageal Dysmotility?

What Do You Do For Esophageal Dysmotility?

For those of you with this problem, how do you cope with it? Any tips that help? At times, I feel like my stomach is shut down and anything I eat or drink is just stuck there like a ton of bricks. Is this also getting worse or am I imagining? I don't remember it being this bad when I was diagnosed with it ~ 3 yrs ago. I eat clean and light, take probiotic, but to no avail. Anyone else?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Yes. I have FM as well. Many ppl w lupus have FM, GERD, IBS, etc. Figuring out how to treat symptoms when things become really bad is the key

edited, originally posted almost 2 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

@A MyLupusTeam Member yes, those are some of ongoing symptoms that I have as well. I also have GERD and IBS but it was gastric emptying study that showed dysmotility. I remember we discussed medication at that time but things were not as bad as they are now so I went away without any meds. I was also told they have side effects. Things are worse now. Probably good to check thing out with you rheumy/GI. I will also bring it up at my next appointment and mention meds that Lachelle was using.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Make sure you have a top notch gastro doc that communicates with your rheumy. 🙂🌹

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Been on Carafate since June this year. Weaned myself off last month. For me it fixed my issue as I was diagnosed with esophagitis. I can always go back to it as needed and continue with Protonix daily. I did not experience any side effects.

edited, originally posted almost 2 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I was put on Protonix 40mg twice a day from my GI Dr. and Carafate three times a day until I weaned myself off of the Carafate. It's been really helpful.

edited, originally posted almost 2 years ago
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