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mrssmith1982

761d

Has anyone been diagnosed with Gastroparesis? I found out yesterday that I have this. I read their no cute. Has anyone changed their eating habits? I experience a lot of vomiting and nausea. If you can share, I would greatly appreciate it.

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    • EmilyQ

      751d

      Don't be afraid to shop in the baby food aisle. There are many low fat options plus blended nutrition options. Happy baby, Earth's best, Sprout, Ect. Are some brands that I like. Their baby food pouches aren't half bad. If you want and easy diy smoothie 1. Freeze pouches 2. Cut the top off of the pouch 3. Blend it up with some water/liquid of your choice. You can also use a dollop of honey for sweetness/vanilla extract

    • EmilyQ

      751d

      Don't be afraid to shop in the baby food aisle. There are many low fat options plus blended nutrition options. Happy baby, Earth's best, Sprout, Ect. Are some brands that I like. Their baby food pouches aren't half bad. If you want and easy diy smoothie 1. Freeze pouches 2. Cut the top off of the pouch 3. Blend it up with some water/liquid of your choice. You can also use a dollop of honey for sweetness/vanilla extract

    • BumbleBees

      756d

      I’ve had it for two years now. I take zofran all the time to keep my food down. I’m not able to eat meals anymore because my stomach has shrunk so much. I would really suggest snacking as much as you can COMFORTABLY throughout the day. I was told to be on a low fat, low fiber diet. I also stay away from dairy and anything oily or greasy so no fried foods for me. Protein shakes and smoothies are my saving grace. I typically have one a day and do my best to get proper hydration and nutrition with easy to digest foods. I was told the later in the day it is, to eat softer foods or liquids. Eat your heaviest meals in the morning. I try and stick with pretzels or dry cereal. Almond milk works wonders for me. Feel free to DM me!! I’m happy to talk and give any knowledge or advice I know 🥰

    • Bosslady2120

      761d

      I have been with nausea and vomiting food makes me sick

    • konijntje

      761d

      I have. I have a GJ feeding tube and do feeds through the J (so, into my intestines to skip my stomach). I also have MCAS and any food going through my stomach triggered a reaction, so that was another reason for the feeding tube. I have very few safe foods that don't trigger reactions, but if I do eat, it's small portions. Soups, smoothies, and shakes can be helpful since they go through your stomach faster than food (though I'm not a fan of any of them, and am allergic to most commercial ones, so never really went that route. The feeding tube has helped the most because I can get nutrition without discomfort, pain, bloating, etc and don't have to agonize about what to eat or not eat since it's the same thing every day. It's helpful to talk to nutritionists though, to make sure you're getting enough calories, are absorbing vitamins, etc.

    • Donkeyfarts

      761d

      Yes, I have severe GP, and have a gastro-jejunal feeding tube which is how I get my nutrients. The biggest tips for GP is to eat frequent,small meals throughout the day. Meal isn’t be best word, snack is more accurate. Also avoid fiber as much as possible, it’s your stomach has a hard time digesting fiber. When I could eat, my go to foods were white rice, baked potatoes, air fried potato chips, and/or a spoonful of peanut butter.

    • elo2002

      761d

      I eat small meals throughout the day, and instead of doing a shake as a whole thing I break it up into doses. If the dairy ones upset your stomach try Ensure Clear which is closer to a juice

      • mrssmith1982

        761d

        @elo2002 oh ok. Thank you!! I’ll try it

    • Careabear

      761d

      I have been diagnosed. I drink protein shakes for two meals many days and eat one Smaller meal. It sucks

      • mrssmith1982

        761d

        @Careabear do you eat any meals or breakfast? I tried drinking a fizzy drink and it messed me all up. Ate cereal this morning, that was a big mistake. My husband said I might have to start juicing.

        • Careabear

          761d

          @mrssmith1982 juicing would probably be beneficial just make sure not to have fruits and veggies with too much fiber. It can slow your stomach even more.

        • Careabear

          761d

          @mrssmith1982 I usually have dinner as my meal. Breakfast I do protein shakes or smoothies. Lunch protein shakes or small snacks like pretzels or a half of sandwich. Dinner I eat a regular meal but often have to take Reglan for the nausea.

    • raven2814

      761d

      No I have not yet

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