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Slow Metabolism Of Prescriptions


Chrissy
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I starting too notice that my as needed prescriptions are taking way too long to kick in. When I was on sleeping pills, I'd take them at 10pm and they wouldn't start working til 6am. Now with my injured ankle I'm taking liquid Loratab and it takes at least 2 hours to kick in. The nausea meds never seem to work. And I tend to get switched to something new, when it comes to my heart and neuro meds, every 6 months to a year cause they stop working. Anyone else have this issue? What do you do about it? Thanks for any input.

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I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in january 2006, but when I saw a new dr in September 2010 the tests showed it was gone. But one of my doctors said that it may be that I still have flare ups even though the tests show its gone.

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If the results of a Gastric Emptying Study indicated that you no longer have gastroparesis, that test really reflects only how your stomach is emptying on that particular day. If the test was performed on a different day, you results could have been totally different and may have indicated you had moderate gastroparesis!

I've had moderate gastroparesis for 7 years. I take prescription nausea medication on a regular basis. Thankfully, I really can't say that I've noticed any significant delay in how quickly the nausea medication begins to work-- generally feel some relief within 20 minutes. However, I just received a prescription for the narcotic Opana from my Pain Specialist. It took over 60 minutes for the highest dosage to ease the pain completely! Is it due to the gastroparesis? Who knows, but I'm calling him Monday morning!

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