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Howdy! Has anyone had a gastric pacemaker or known someone who's had one? My doctor is considering one for me because I've failed tube feeds, liquid meal replacements, Botox in my pylorus, and medication. So the pacemaker is the next step for me - but I'm a little nervous lol.

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    • chronically_katie

      867d

      i have had mine since November 2021. sadly it hasn’t shown many results yet. there are about 13 different settings to try though so im still hopeful that one will work!

    • chronically_katie

      867d

      i have had mine since November 2021. sadly it hasn’t shown many results yet. there are about 13 different settings to try though so im still hopeful that one will work!

    • chroniclamb

      885d

      my aunt has it & it’s the only thing keeping her alive rn. it’s a good thing to have when you’re out of options, but i heard recovery was painful

    • Ekostka

      890d

      I have a pacemaker and it’s literally saved my life. I went from not being able to eat or drink really at all without throwing it up to now, throwing up maybe twice a month. Feel free to message me with any questions about it!😊

    • Chronic_In_College

      891d

      I’ve heard wonderful things about them and almost got one myself, but then I was diagnosed with MCAS and found out I likely would have had an allergic reaction to the pacemaker. I use domperidone now and that medications has worked wonders for me

    • BakedGoods

      891d

      My gastro doctor hasn't recommended that for me yet. My gastoparesis is still pretty new, but it has been causing some stomach issues

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