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- Jun 27, 2019
I have gastroparesis in addition to a condition that makes me constantly nauseous and vomit daily. I take Zofran multiple times a day and Meto with heavy meals. SN is my method and I'm not concerned about it being more difficult because of it. I've done a lot of research on SN.I don't think so. And besides that, I'm distressed over being told that my stomach issues could interfere.
Liquids move through the stomach faster than food, and Meto promotes gastric emptying. Empty stomach plus those facts seems like it would balance out. I could be wrong, but I'm comfortable with that.
Even if it doesn't, if you take the other recommended meds like propranolol and benzos, you shouldn't be conscious for too long. And once unconscious, you won't feel the discomfort if your stomach does slow things down.
Also, it's unlikely your stomach isn't working at all. I think SN would mostly be an issue with a completely paralyzed stomach that couldn't empty at all on its own. But if that were the case, there wouldn't be a question and you would have to be under serious medical care.
The way it is for me, I get attacks. And I can feel when my stomach is being all fucked up. Like, it's normally slow to empty without meds but sometimes it's worse and food seems to sit for ages. I'll eat a little and feel super full the next day. So I would not take SN during those times. But I also have periods where I'm eating easier and not as full. That's when I'd plan on it.
But Meto is a tricky drug, as far as side effects. It's not predictable. Even though you experienced that before doesn't mean it'll definitely happen again. On the flip side, people can take it all the time safely and then suddenly get side effects the next dose. All I can say is I've been having to use it for a few years and so far, it's ok. I do try to save it as a last resort, though. Zofran is my main antiemetic.