Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Domperidone, day 1

DH estimates an 86.3% chance that any new medication I take will 1) not alleviate the symptoms for which it was prescribed and 2) manifest at least one if not more unpleasant side effects. He's an optimist.

After 24 hours of treatment, there is no perceptible change in my gastroparesis-related symptoms: I still feel gross. (No change in my Sjogrens-like symptoms, either.)

I am experiencing crushing fatigue, however, inconsistent with the amount of sleep I've been getting, between 6 and 7 hours a night lately. (Not too bad, for me.)

It could take a few days for the meds to kick in, right? If I get a good night's sleep I'll feel fine tomorrow, right?

I have no idea, but I'll give this another few days and see what happens.

Interestingly, domperidone at 10mg 4x/day has apparently been available OTC since 1998 in Canada (or is that from the UK? Can't tell.) If it has been available OTC for ten years just north of our border, I wonder what the hold up is with the FDA approval down here.

1 comment:

Aileen Rose said...

hi - I don't have sjogrens disease or thyroid cancer, but I have gerd and gastroparesis and have been on aciphex and the doc atjohn's hopkins is about to put me on domperidone, i pray it works to get the food moving and stops this nausea and fear of eating. i am loosing wt rapidly and hope this helps. has it helped you? would you like to be my friend, i need afriend who understands what it is like to have these symptoms. thanks, aileen