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No appetite was posted 07/16/2017 10:22 am by Anonymous
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Is he seeing a very good gastroenterologist with an interest in the pancreas?

Is a very good nutritionist advising on supplements?

Is he being treated for gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying), which is common after whipple? Reglan or the sister medicine domperidone (sister medicine that has the lowest risk for side effects if you take it long term) can be helpful. Make sure you are getting the correct dose (at least 10mg) at the right time (15-30 minutes before meals and before bed). Sometimes a PPI is helpful too. Gastroparesis can cause nausea, decreased appetite, feeling of fullness after only eating a small amount, bloating, sometimes pain/discomfort, regulus and more. It varies. Smaller meals spread out during the day, and avoiding some food triggers can help. Some people have trouble with high fiber, high fat, tomatoes etc...

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