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Herbal Choices for Treating Gastroparesis

Has anyone with Gastroparesis tried any herbal medicines such as Astratin, Segratax or Gastrotab? If you have, can you tell me what the results of your usage of these products was? Did they interact with any other meds? Did it help relieve the pain and nausea associated with this disease?

So far from what I have researched, the meds for gastroparesis does not work for most people. Alternatives are surgery such as connecting the esophagus to the small intestines (I think I have this right) or having a "pacemaker" implanted in the stomach.

I appreciate any information you all are willing to share.

Kim


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my daughter has been using Segratax for 3 months now.  I just placed another order.  Reglan turned her into a zombie with a total personality change.  She takes one Segratax at night and it work!  If she doesn't take it, she gets sick and usually vomits.  She is completely off of the Reglan and has no side affects at all using Segratax.  I truly believe the natural remedies can work...at least Segratax seems to be working!
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Before anything else, remember this: you'll find a lot of people online talking about how medications didn't work for them. That's because for the vast majority of people for whom medications do work, going online and talking about it is usually not something particularly high on their TO DO lists.

That said...

Before you go and get any medication, talk to your doctor about what you plan to do (in this case trying Segratax or Gastrotab or whatever). You'll usually find that they're willing to not only hear you out, but also encouraging you to keep them up to date as to your findings, so that in the future someone with the same issue may be recommended (if not officially treated using) the same route you took. Very seldom will you hear of the doctor who off the bat dismisses your idea and tells you to take X medication because it's the only way. (If your doc does that find yourself a new one.) Also, it allows them to know what you're doing and what you're using in the unlikely event you get some kind of negative reaction, so that they know the best course of treatment.

I'll be keen on listening to people's opinion's here, as I, too, am looking for an herbal remedy. I've been thinking Gastrotab, which can hopefully help with my heartburn. (I seem to become resistant to PPI's rather quickly.)
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I am about to order some Segratax for my girl friend, does it really help as much as you say. We have had alot of people/doc think she just had a disorder about eating and such and all the medications they give her have not worked/ or made her more sick. this would be great if it worked~
~m
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Ok,

I did a little research on that. And it's a complete scam. There are dozens of similar websites that sell all kinds of "medical" products that treat all kinds of illnesses. It's a shame how these low-lives are making money on other people's miseries.

here is one of the examples.
http://www.semenblood-options.com/

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are you saying that none of them work and it is all a scam? my hubby suffers extensively from gastroparesis and we have done all the meds and nothing! we need something new to try! thanks
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That's not what swtest is saying at all. (S)He's just asking about available options.

For the record, I've found the herb Shatavari, which works in a very similar way to Domperidone, to have been helpful for me. Your mileage may vary.
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I use enzymes called Bio-zyme with my meals.  I don't eat steak anymore, but if I eat something heavy, like hamburger, I will take two Biozyme at the beginning of the meal. I will take more (after maybe 30 minutes), if that doesn't seem to be enough.  The label says you can take up to 12 or so, I think.  (Check the label)  I also take apple cider vinegar with a meal like that to provide some acid.  I think the gastrparesis is largely low stomach acid.  I mix the cider vinegar with water and drink with a straw, as it will eat the enamel off your teeth.  I also take a 75 mg Zantac once or twice a day.  If my stomach feels like it swells up, I take GasX liquid gels.  It seams to make it do-able.  I at least I'm not on a liquid diet this way.
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I also just been told i have gastriparasis with watermelon stomach. I have extreme pain around my rib cage and lower breast, does anyone else feel this.
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I am writing more than a year after I posted the first comment for this forum on gastroperesis because I was told that I had it. After going through a 4 hour session of x-rays on the hour, it was found that I did not have this ailment. Meanwhile, I went ahead and order a bottle of Segratax from the following web site: http://segratax.com and almost 2 months later a ripped, torn mail envelope came hand addressed to my post office with no identification of who it was from except that the customs stamp said "Pakistan". I did not want any package from Pakistan, especially one that did not identify the sender, so I refused to sign for it.

I noticed later that I had a $95.00 charge on my credit card for an American named customer service firm. I called them and asked what the charge was for and they told me it was an order for Segratax. I told them I never received the order. The guy on the phone asked me if I had received any packages from Pakistan and this sparked my memory. I told him yes and that I refused it because there was no identification of who sent it or what it was. They refunded the charge.

That was my experience with Segratax. I personally would not take it because I do not know where it was made, what conditions it was made under and frankly I feel concerned about receiving anything from foreign countries like Pakistan who do not appear to like Americans very much. Just my thoughts.

If you're wondering what I ended up being diagnosed with, they did a liver biopsy and found that I have non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver caused by fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is caused by a blend of being overweight and having uncontrolled diabetes. Unfortunately this is much more of a life or death situation since I was told by the hepatologist (liver doctor) that I have approximately 15 years before I'll need a transplant and if I don't lose the weight and control my blood sugar levels, I will die. That was real hard to take and it ways heavy on my mind. I don't wish gastroparesis or cirrhosis on anyone, but I think if I had my choice, I would choose gastroparesis. Maybe better, just choose to be healthy again.

All my prayers go to all of you who are suffering,
Kim
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Hi, I suffered badly from reflux for many years and tried lots of different "remedies" but didn't get much more than temporary relief, then one day a friend referred me to a therapist for a different problem relating to stress and after the 3 drug-free treatments my reflux went away, that was many years ago, and I've only had about 6 episodes in last 8 years, instead of nearly every day.  I should have guessed that stress was the main culprit.  I don't know if this is going to work for everyone, but it might be worth giving it a try, maybe even for other stress related problems,
Here's the website  -  www.TheReleaseEffect.com
Good luck
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Where is it available?
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Where can I get Segratax.  I am so tired of the nausea everyday
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Kim, I will pray for you. Be faithful, God heals and will present you with solutions. I  have Gstroparesis and my mom died of non-alcoholic cirrhosis about 17 years ago. Medicine has advanced since then so there are more alternatives now.

God bless you. Joe
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Dr Weil recommend ginger 3 times a day for gastroparesis. He also says that acupuncture may help.
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