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Has anyone else been put on an NG tube? How long were/have you been on it?

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    • chronically_katie

      871d

      i started with an NG tube but only had it for 3-4 months before they converted to an NJ. because i was still losing weight and vomiting my tube up, they placed a GJ tube in my abdomen. that one had issues as well but lasted for about 3 years. now i have a j tube and it has done an okay job of maintaining my weight, but it does have problems of its own (pain, leaking, etc).

    • chronically_katie

      871d

      i started with an NG tube but only had it for 3-4 months before they converted to an NJ. because i was still losing weight and vomiting my tube up, they placed a GJ tube in my abdomen. that one had issues as well but lasted for about 3 years. now i have a j tube and it has done an okay job of maintaining my weight, but it does have problems of its own (pain, leaking, etc).

    • Kat.Wilder

      877d

      I had an NJ and was supposed to only be on it for four weeks or so, but it ended up turning into about three months. It was really bothersome and nauseating, but I didn’t get nauseous from eating anymore so that was good 🤷‍♀️

    • Mosey

      888d

      NG is better for when you can eat but won’t like anorexia, NJ goes into the small intestines completely bypassing the stomach which will work better for gastroparesis.

    • Fiestylilcyborg

      888d

      With gastroparesis, you want an NJ tube. That goes into the small intestines. NG is no different than eating 🙄

    • Addeson

      889d

      I have an NJ tube and I’ve had it for a month and a half and am getting a GJ placed in a few weeks.

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