"it is as though I have a cement block trying to go through a shredder that keeps getting jammed"

^direct quote from my latest email to my gastroenterologist

So dysautonomia is definitely cramping my Parisian style now. Nausea, bloating, stomach pain, no appetite…the whole shebang. I’ve had a hard time moving around and haven’t eaten a whole lot, which has resulted in lazy, sick days. Those should not be legal in Paris! But, of course, my body does not recognize geographical cues and continues to wreak havoc. My doc decided to up my Reglan dose, which put my body in a state of shock and panic. So that didn’t last long. And since these symptoms are relatively new, I don’t know what to do or what to expect. 

But what pains me the most (more than the actual pain itself) is that I am considering heading home early and cut my trip short. That kills me. 

This video perfectly captures my current feelings about my current gastro-related problems. My Reglan, which has been a total godsend thus far, does not seem to be working as well as it should be. I’ve been feeling very full & getting reflux & having abdominal pain & getting way more nauseateddddddddd and 

gastro-shiz + accessibility to delicious French food = conflicted & frustrated Sydney

I’ve been on the reglan for less than a month…has anyone else had similar experiences with it? I’m going to email my doc but I’m wondering what could be done…don’t exactly see a Walgreens with all my records around my current neighborhood. But other than that, dysautonomia hasn’t been cramping my Parisian style too much, and I am *super* happy about that.