Gastroparesis

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ive just been dx with gastroparesis and i really need help on how to manage it as far as foods i can eat, GI doc has me on zofran and acid reflux medicine in which i have acid reflux too, this is very irritating because everything i eat make me nauseas...... PLEASE ADVISE.....THANKS

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    It may be how you cook the food and what you add to it such as spices etc., cook bland foot that's not fatty, spicey and rich. Cook veggie soups so the veg is like a smoothie. Do mashed potato, porridge. Just use your imagination. ..leave out fizzy citrus drinks also citrus fruit...hope this helps...

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    I I was recently diagnosed with gastroparesis also. I am on Compazine and omeprazole. I wake up every morning either puking or feeling like I'm going to puke regardless of what I eat. If I eat something I shouldn't like fast food for example then I will feel nauseous soon after eating it. Now that may not be the same for you but I mostly stick to soups breads and crackers. Pinterest is a great place to look for recipes, just type gastroparesis recipes in the search bar. I wish I could help you more but I am also in to a gastroparesis diet transition and I haven't quite found what works for me. I see a dietitian but they really aren't too helpful after the first couple of visits. one thing my dietitian did tell me is to try lactose-free milk versus milk with lactose, and a cup of strawberries in a blender as a meal type supplement. I have a lot of restrictions into what I can eat because I have a lot of acid reflux issues and a lot of bloating issues if I eat something that I shouldn't. you honestly may go through phases where you don't even care about eating which is where the smoothies will come in. I really could go on forever, but my best advice to you is to do some research and then experiment with foods and see what agrees and doesn't agree with you. Best of luck to you, hope you get your nausea under control.

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    I was diagnosed a couple of months ago I have nausea basically all the time - for over a year now I have had nausea I have zofran but doesn't do a lot for it - I also use ginger root, tried ginger ale, crackers, etc. I also have hurting in my right side but alot of tests they say looks normal I have thought gallbladder for a long time. But my doctor prescribed Reglan I haven't tried it yet - I have heard so many bad things about it - but I need to try it - 5 mgs. 3 times a day - I thought maybe I could cut the pill into 4ths and start it that way - he said try it for 5 days - but I am really paranoid about taking it.

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      Hi I got diagnosed with gastroperisis around 6 months ago. before that time i had countless visits to A&E with extreme nausea, bloating ,pain and vomiting. whilst on yet another A&E visit i seen a consultant who saod to me im sure you have gastroperisis and he said to me im going to start you on metoclopramide and consult your bowel consultant to arrange the necessary tests for gastroperisis. Like you i was apprehensive at starting this drug but my god am i glad that i did as its really helped me so so much, that terrible bloating and the pain from the bloating has decreased dramatically. Its helped with my reallu bad consipation that i had and has also belped with the nausea. Im on 10mg three times a day now . My advice to you is to definatly give it a go. its helped me so much and is a good drug for gastroperisis as it helps to move the contents of the stomach tbrough much faster . do as you said and work your way up

      to the prescribed dose by starting on 5 mg maybe twice a day then increase it if your tolerating it. Hope this helps and good luck xxx

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      Hello Debbie, sorry to jump in like this but if you are paranoid about taking the med please talk back to your doctor. Please don't just take it upon yourself to cut the pill into 4ths and take it that way,you could do yourself more harm.

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    Hello there, I like what caddie6618 said and how it was said as I too was just recently diagnosed with gastroparesis or GP. About 3&1/2mos. But it seems like live have been dealing/living with this forever. One thing I can add is to look up a Crystal Saltrelli,CHC. She has over the years put out a lot of videos about different aspects of GP. I hope you can find some kind of help there, I did.

    It really helped me to know and find others going through what I was going through even when the doctors didn't.

    Best of luck~

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