Gastroparesis. . . . . . what can I eat?

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jacquidube
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   Posted 2/18/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I havent been diagnosed with this but my symptoms tell me this is what I may be suffering with.
 
Can anyone tell me what the best foods are to eat if you suffer with this. I dont generally eat anything fatty but I dont stay away from it altogether. I cant seem to digest my food or even a drink. It just lies at the top of my stomach causing a feeling of fullness and bloatedness for hours after Ive eaten, so I cant have a 3rd meal during the day. I feel like a need to bring my food up all the time and can if I want to as I have been bringing my food up for 30 years of my life. Im not bulimic but I do normally bring up 1 meal a day and have been doing for all those years. I am doing my best now to keep food down but it just sits there and I cant function until its gone, but it isnt digesting. Sometimes I go to bed with a full stomach from a meal that I had at 2pm during the day.
Can anybody help with this, especially the types of food I should be eating and the foods I should be avoiding.
Thankyou everyone.
Love Jacqui. x x x x

jacquidube
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   Posted 2/19/2007 7:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou for all the info. I cant find your post on Nexium. I am new to all this, so Im not sure where to look.
 
If you dont drink soft drinks, what do you drink. Do you just drink water and do you drink tea or coffee. Coffee actually makes me feel sick even though I love the smell of it.
If I change to brown rice and bread, pasta etc, will it make a difference and do I have to eat small portions because if I eat a normal size childs meal, its too much for me and I keep regurgitating my food. I had some oatbran for breakfast this morning with some honey and it stayed where it is. If I had had some other cereal it would try and come up. I did have a cup of decaf tea but it really bloats me and I use sugar to sweeten it.
I have just been out to buy all brown products and melon (thankyou) Melon I find sometimes hard to digest. You know, mushrooms take 3 days to digest, so I avoid them altogether.
How many meals a day do you have and do you eat between meals or is it best to avoid.
Sorry for so many questions. I just want to get right and give my body what it deserves.
I have made an appointment at my doctors for next Monday and then I can talk about seeing a Gastrologist.
Thankyou for all you are doing for me. I wouldnt know where to begin otherwise.
Treat people in the way you want to be Treated.


jacquidube
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/19/2007 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Enigmagirl, I did the massage last night but it felt like I had been winded massaging the stomach area. It felt tender to touch. But I will continue if it brings relief. I had a bowel movement this morning and it was normal. I have been constipated for almost a year, so I have no idea why that was normal today.
 
Thankyou so much for all the info you gave me. I dont like ginger ale, so I cant drink that. Is there anything else I could drink to bring relief.
 
You know if I think about whats happening to my stomach, nothing seems to go down but if I occupy my mind I dont think about it and I get hungry, ready for another small meal but thats when it doesnt settle as I think my body cant take alot of food. I also get a lump type feeling in the throat but I know thats just being anxious as its not there when I dont worry.,
 
Treat people in the way you want to be Treated.


DANIE
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   Posted 2/19/2007 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Read the information on these sites, it will be very helpful to you.
 

DANIE
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   Posted 2/19/2007 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Indersonu,

Please start a new Disease and Conditions site for GASTROPARESIS. If people are suffering from that disorder, they have to do very different things than people with GERD. The foods are all different and I just read that one has to lie on the right side to aid stomach emptying. Obviously, this is the opposite of people with GERD, who should always turn to their left side so acid doesn't back up into the esophagus.

I think it would be very helpful to get the correct information to teach people how to manage this disorder.
My previous posting shows the foods that are allowed and exactly what one can eat at different meals. By reading the site, it again shows you that everyone has different degrees of this disorder just like with GERD.
It's important to keep a food diary and look back at what your trigger foods are.

jacquidube
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/20/2007 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou so much. Wow this is a whole new way of life for me. Maybe this is why I am having headaches. they are even there when I sleep, maybe its change of diet but I dont mind as long as I can keep my food down.
Thankyou so much for all your help. My doctor would not of helped me this way. I really do appreciate what you are doing, not just for me but for everyone on here.
 
 
Treat people in the way you want to be Treated.

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