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Secondary Illnesses & GP: Asking for Progressional Timelines

So, I have done a lot of research in the past seven years for my blog articles and I've noticed a pattern in Gastroparesis Warriors. However, I would like to further that research by asking people for their timelines before and after Gastroparesis (more on that below).

I have a theory that Gastroparesis may be autoimmune, though I don't have the research yet to back that up. I've noticed that once people are diagnosed with Gastroparesis, they are also diagnosed with secondary issues like POTS, Dysautonomia, and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS).

I'm curious how many of you have any of these and if you were diagnosed with these illnesses before or after you were diagnosed with GP?

I have a poll on the event page to see how many people with Gastroparesis have secondary illnesses. If you are interested in taking the poll or interested in more details about the progressional timelines, the event link is:

If you would like to email me your story, that would be helpful as well.

I am also still asking people for progressional timelines, to the best of your knowledge and memory (I know it won't be scientifically accurate since I wouldn't ask for medical records but I wish a doctor would see this article and research it when I'm done) to see if I can spot more patterns - like what led up to your gastroparesis and what happened after you were diagnosed. I wrote an article in 2013, asking people for their timelines, but since more people have been diagnosed since then, I would like to ask again.

I have articles explaining what I'm looking for in a progressional timeline here:

You can email your timelines to me at:


I do need you to tell me if I can use your first name when using your timeline as research when I write my article or if you want me to change it. I also need your written permission for me to use your timeline in my research.

Source: Flickr

Source: Flickr

Earlier Event: February 3
Tubie Awareness Week
Later Event: February 10
Create a Video of Your Gastroparesis