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