Hi there and thank you for the question. I am a Registered Nurse and will be happy to help you today. Gastroparesis can be temporary due to certain medications a person takes or it could be chronic. The length of time yours last will depend strictly on the cause. Some things you can do is is to make sure you eat very slowly and you eat frequent meals more slowly. If eating whole foods are hard to digest, you can eat pureed foods instead (like soups). Also, going for a walk after eating can aid in digestion. Low fat foods will also help as well as making sure she does not eat hard to digest foods such as raw vegetables. If you tend to suffer greatly from spasms, the use of an antispasmodic will most likely greatly decrease the cramps associated with Gastroparesis. But again, there can be many causes of this and the duration is based on the cause.
I have been tested for everything under the sun and everything comes back great and normal and they can't find any underlying problems that could be causing it and especially since my symptoms started RIGHT after my virus. I am young, healthy and I am eating small low fat meals and walking hoping to beat this and start the healing process from this. My GI says he is fairly sure I will recover from this considering the situation, my OBGYN (who tested my hormone levels and many other things) says he is confident that it was viral and will go away with time. Have you heard of it going away on its own?