Poohbear Posted March 25, 2006 Report Share Posted March 25, 2006 As you may recall from a previous post the past few weeks my GI issues have gotten worse to the point I can't ignore them. My cardio said he would try to find a GI Dr. for me to help "pave the way" and see if anyone was willing to take my case. From doing some research and talking to a few people I've learned that I need to find a motility specialist but I'm also being told it's hard to find a good one. I basically put myself on the step 3 gastroparesis diet (which is broth, saltines, pudding, rice, small amount of chicken, egg, toast--stuff like that). It has helped but the nausea is still bad, especially at night. The med I had for nausea isn't working well and seems to be dropping my bp. I've passed out several times the past few days and passed out twice this morning. I think my body is not getting enough sodium or potassium between reducing my diet and throwing up. I have no GI Dr. and I have no "family" dr to call. I can call my cardio on monday and try to push him to hurry to find a GI dr but I'm getting weak really fast & don't know if I can wait until Monday. I'm afraid if I go to the ER they will just send me home and I really feel like I need to be admitted and have them run the tests on me and monitor me while we try to find some meds to get my symptoms under control. I hate ER's though.Anybody have any experience or advice in this area? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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