JOANITA’S PERSONAL STORY

Constipation and dysentry, both have been constant companions throughout my adult life. Most of it is hereditary, my brothers have it too. This has been a constant source of headache literally, for all of us. Once relieved, my mind has felt lot calmer. Otherwise i am given to fits of anger and even physical aggression. […]

JONATHON’S PERSONAL STORY

My name is Jonathan and I have lived with gastroparesis for 25 years. It is probably the most painful, uncomfortable disorder I have (and I have more than a few). In the past 15 years alone I have spent well over $9,000.00 in OTC and prescription drugs, changed my diet from a high fiber diet, […]

NATALIE’S PERSONAL STORY

About 11 years ago I was diagnosed with POTS. It took 6 months and 6 doctors to discount my symptoms completely. From the beginning my sudden issues were blamed on stress and anxiety by just about everyone. My immediate family. My friends. My trauma surgeon father in law who said my problems were above his […]

2022 Gastroparesis Awareness Month: The Burdens, Concerns, and Quality of Life for Individuals

For Immediate Release Media Contact: media@iffgd.org International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) raises awareness for Gastroparesis Awareness Month to shed light on the challenges of living with gastroparesis MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Gastroparesis Awareness Month, established by IFFGD in 2016, takes place every year during the month of August. IFFGD utilizes its platform to support […]

KATHY’S PERSONAL STORY

My story starts a little different from most I suppose. Three years ago, I woke up one am with one breast huge and red. I’m not breastfeeding and was in my mid 30s so I went to the ER and they said mastitis and gave me antibiotics. At that point I was feeling nauseated and […]

ANONYMOUS’ PERONAL STORY

Hi. To be honest I’ve always had stomach problems for as long as i could remember, literally the story I’ve heard the most was about when i was maybe a year old and i had to be rushed to the ER cause i hadn’t pooped in like 2 wks.I’ve always had problems like that, always […]

MICHELE’S PERSONAL STORY

I have been struggling pretty terribly this last year and a half. I had to quit my job because the hypoglycemia attacks on my body were so often, I couldn’t do my job anymore and realized I needed to seek help. I had a surgery a couple years prior for my esophagus in which they […]

YALE’S PERSONAL STORY

After a near fatal motorcycle accident in late 2017, I underwent 6+ extensive spine and pelvic repair surgeries. Ever since, I have had severe gastroparesis symptoms and diagnosed shortly after. Going through almost 2 years of constant nausea and vomiting, GERD, and just overall ill health, I moved to California and re-connected with my gastroenterologist […]

KAILY’S PERSONAL STORY

What I want people to know is, the care for gastroparesis is severely lacking. It took almost two years of aggressive gastroparesis symptoms to finally be diagnosed. And the impact on my mental health was the most part. I felt gaslit by doctors. I finally found someone who helped me figure it out. With my […]

GABBY’S PERSONAL STORY

I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes when I was 19 years old. I had to change my lifestyle in order to be healthy and get in under control! I began eating healthy and working out, therefore losing weight and for the most part doing good! Recently, it happened overnight, I was throwing up every […]

LISA’S PERSONAL STORY

I promise to make this brief. Out of no were, this nightmare began in March of 2016. It started with a simple cold and sore throat. Since I have asthma, I called the doctor for an appointment. I was in fear of my cold going from zero to a hundred. After the examination, my doctor […]