Topic: Metoclopramide(Reglan) and Stomach Pain

Has anyone been on, or, is on, this medication.  My husband is having severe stomach pains, whether he eats or not. Lots of hiccuping and belching  We had an appt. with GI Dr. who did an EGD procedure couple of days ago,  to see what was going on. Dr. said there was bile and some food in his stomach which would mean it is not draining quickly enough. He had the stomach bypass in November. Oncologist said it will take upwards of 12 months for recovery from this surgery. GI Dr. has put him on this medication 4x day. Said it would help drain better. Last night the noise from his stomach, rolling and groaning and rumbling mostly kept him awake. I guess you could say his stomach was definitely active.I wondered if anyone has similar problems.  He also goes from constipation to diarrhea.  He has taken stool softeners but that causes mostly runny stools even with one dose. Oncologist said he probably has scar tissue and that can get inflamed causing pain and that goes along with the stomach bypass surgery.  Any information is always appreciated. Thanks.
Irene

2 (edited by JeffG Sun, 27 Jan 2008 12:47:55)

Re: Metoclopramide(Reglan) and Stomach Pain

Hi Irene, Sorry to hear your husband is having such discomfort.  I have been on this medication.  It was prescribed for me to to take every 6 hours as needed for nausea while I was doing Chemo.  I guess it helps to reduce acid reflux and it also helps your intestines contract and fluxuate to keep things moving.  Hope he fells better soon.  If things seem to get worse don't hesitate knocking on your Doctors door.  I other words be a pest if you need to be.  Also you mentioned constipation and diareaha(sp).  The stool softener shouldn't cause runny stool with one dose.  This would tell me he has sufficient bile flowing to do the job.  Also remember your bowel habit will be off course for a while and I probally would hold off on stool softener until at least day three.  It's so hard and and arkward not having your regular routine.  The best to you both.
God Bless,
Jeff G.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

Re: Metoclopramide(Reglan) and Stomach Pain

Jeff, Thanks.  Today is a better day.  I think the pain is not so severe if the food eaten is more bland. 
Irene