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I was just diagnosed with gastroparesis, but I've been dealing with it for almost a year. What are some people's safe foods?

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    • chronically_katie

      784d

      these days i don’t have many safe foods, but foods that sometimes work are smoothies, chicken broth, apple sauce, tea, diet coke, and nondairy ice creams. im mostly reliant on tube feeds but i still try to have some real foods when im having less nausea and pain

    • chronically_katie

      784d

      these days i don’t have many safe foods, but foods that sometimes work are smoothies, chicken broth, apple sauce, tea, diet coke, and nondairy ice creams. im mostly reliant on tube feeds but i still try to have some real foods when im having less nausea and pain

    • Cwabs

      790d

      For me the mushier the foods the better, if it is really bad I’ll just drink an ensure instead of a meal.

    • elo2002

      790d

      When I’m in a flare or coming off one I go to the baby food aisle and get those pouches. They’re good for snacks and I like the ones that have apple, pear, sweet potato and occasionally banana

    • Kat.Wilder

      790d

      My list changes so much, but it’s mostly things that taste so good I don’t care that it hurts. Like my dad makes REALLY good chicken, and I refuse to not eat it, however I have gotten so nauseous from it that I threw it up one time. Other than that bargaining of pain vs. taste, I would suggest milk. It’s filling so you won’t be as starving when you’re unable to eat big enough portions, and it’s so neutral that it just doesn’t hurt. I’ve had gp for about 4 years now so if you have more questions please msg me

    • MissErica

      797d

      Cut out all high fibers!! I rarely have a salad, wheat bread, definitely no high wheat cereals. I stopped having spinach too and rather opted for smoothies and soups and even baby food packs sometimes. Eat small amounts and chew thoroughly. Exercise. Drink lots of water and make sure your b.m. stays regular. Otherwise you might have a problem :)

    • Aubri

      800d

      😥tube fed ??:(

    • hay.elis

      800d

      Hi! As someone who was also just diagnosed I just wanted to say that. I don’t really know my safe foods right now because I am tube-fed. However, I remember baked potatoes and steamed carrots being safe foods for me before my diagnosis.

    • Mosey

      801d

      I kinda just eat what I want and hope I don’t get sick cause I’m an idiot. Anyways when it is really bad I usually go for white rice or some kind of pudding those tend to stay down unless I’m having one of those weeks where nothing stays down and I have to go to the hospital for fluids and a GI cocktail.

    • chroniclamb

      802d

      banana peanut butter honey smoothies with almond milk

    • Addeson

      802d

      Pickles, hard candy, toast, pudding, soup, rice, potatoes

    • Bubbies

      804d

      Bread, crackers, bagels, jello, most soups, frozen waffles, chicken nuggets, pudding, smoothies, oatmeal (or grits are a good breakfast warm cereal option if you’re GF), I tolerate plain sandwiches well too. Like just bread and sliced Turkey or ham or whatever. And ginger capsules help a lot with the nausea that used to be absolutely debilitating, like I couldn’t even work or barely even sleep it was so bad. But it’s soooo much better now. I don’t even feel nauseous usually now. And its a relief to have a natural option for relief for once.

    • Ez

      804d

      Basically anything that's super processed, like pop tarts, cereal, bread, applesauce, that kind of thing. I can also tolerate chicken nuggets and ground meat like turkey or beef (when I'm having a good day).

    • wheelsnfeels

      804d

      generally anything that would turn to mush if left in water too long tends to be a fair bet. things chips, crackers, bread, dips & spreads, soups, oatmeal, pudding, cereal, stuff like that. the more you chew the better it tends to go i find, in regards to more solid food. the best tip i have, though, is remember everything will hit you much later than you expect, so if you still feel hungry after eating something, drink some water and wait a while, don’t eat more until you’re absolutely sure your stomach hasn’t revolted haha

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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