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IG Gal

Gastroparesis is delayed gastric emptying/digestion. Normally in diabetics, but can be idiopathic (unknown, thus Idiopathic Gastroparesis (IG). Poor digestion of stomach muscle due to a damaged vagus nerve that controls digestion. These are some things I've learned over the past 2 yrs after being diagnosed.

Always keep in the house: chicken noodle soup (mainly for the broth)- to slowly work your way back to food after a flare up, gatorade- to replace electrolytes after vomiting, saltine crackers, milk- to coat the stomach lining, ginger ale/sprite- a substitute until for can get food, Domperidone (prescribed for nausea)- doesn't work during a flare up. Keep peppermints with you daily.

Take an acid reducer like Prilosec (prescribed or OTC) every night to help with the overnight buildup of the acid in the stomach due to an emptiness. It says take every morning b4 you eat anything, but it seems to work better for me overnight b/c it doesn't cause all day nausea.

Eat/drink MORE blended or easily to digest foods. Soups & smoothies are great. Pasta is great also. Take vitamins daily b/c unhealthy eating results in brittle/dry hair/nails/skin. Eat smaller meals. Eat every 3-4 hours to avoid flare ups & acid buildup. Take a fiber vitamin (my choice ('Advanced Fiber' gummy vitamins from wal-mart) to make sure there's a daily bowel movement. I've just began taking a probiotic to see if it works for the stomach.

Refrain from alcohol (beer & light-colored liquor), mustard, OJ, pineapple juice & fruits, energy drinks or shots, tough to digest meats/vegetables/fruit skins. Avoid greasy/fried foods. Charbroiled burgers (Burger King) works better than any other as well as Ground Chuck & not Ground Beef. Avoid coffee. Don't stress. Get plenty of sleep. Sleep also helps with flare ups.Don't eat spicy foods. Baked fish is good.

Just be observant until you learn what does & does not work for you. Check with a doctor & online to see what treatments are available. Goodluck!

SN# Domperidone is sold cheaper online rather than the few pharmacies that sells it in the US.

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Anonymous

watch out for the prilosec use. If you have used for a long time get your bone density checked. Prilosec, like any other antacid or acid reducer, weakens the bones by reducing the calcium in the bones, therefore weakening them.

Anonymous

Thanks! I only bought & took one pack of the Prilosec back in 2008. It's been 3 years now & I'm back to eating full meals, sleeping great at night, skin is great, hair looks healthy again & feeling awesome. There's no more vomiting. Rarely any nausea. I try to drink a glass or 2 of milk everyday. Ginger ale or sparkling water works better than sprite. I've learned as long as I eliminate/minimize the foods/drinks that causes me to be sick is the key to managing gastroparesis. Besides chicken soup, the Gnocchi soup at Olive Garden is great for a weak stomach or anytime & it's delicious. I hope any of this helps!

stacy

I am new to Domperidone but i buy it from canadadrugsonline.com and get like two months shipped for 48 dollars. works good for most things but still i can never eat any thing with alot of spices. i cook alot of things in tomato juice and it makes meats tender and i can digest well. this is a horrible disease

Marie H

Im 26 years old and have a 2 yr old daughter i gained this disease when she was 6 mo old took the docs over a year to diagnose it. my average weight has always been at least 145lbs at this moment i am 115lbs. Ive tried everything the docs have thrown at me. I was prescribed Reglan, i started showing signs of Parkinsons so i was taken off. Then they gave me Domperidone and was told i can't conceive children on it so i quit it! Ive tried everything you all have mentioned and nothing is working, except Iberogast (sometimes) for me. The only time i feel decent is when i don't eat anything at all. I am wanting to start trying for a second child but i don't want to be in the hospital the whole pregnancy! Does anyone have a secret at all!!!

Nichole

Thank you all so much for your comments. They are giving me new hope that I will make it through this and see better days without daily nausea, vomiting, and medication. My gastroparesis is from a surgeon mistakenly cutting the vagus nerve during a fairly routine surgery. Unfortunately instead of immediately performing a necessary drainage procedure, he tried to avoid/cover his mistake and basically sent me home to suffer. Thankfully after several months of unanswered questions and pretty much living in hospitals with no idea what was really going on inside my body, I finally found a team of doctors who realized what had happened and what should have been done to correct it. However by this time my kidneys were failing, I had lost about 30 lbs, and my stomach was about to rupture and turn me septic. When the surgeon opened me up, the first surgery had to be completely undone, he said it looked like a hair ball choking me. I had to have 80% of my stomach removed, the entire pylorus muscle, and my gallbladder because they had died. Nerves were bundled and arranged to help with gastric emptying and my small intestine was reattached to my new stomach. Ever since I have had almost daily attacks of nausea, vomiting, and pain. I've had a feeding tube permanently put in so that I can feed myself without eating when necessary, and so that when I get attacks I can medicate myself and avoid hospitals. I am still very much in the healing process and have been accepted into Dukes surgical rehabilitation program to help find answers and remedies hopefully. Thank you so much for the encouragement and tips. I'll be sure to reply back with anything I learn while there and any tips of my own I discover.

Anonymous

do you have another link to the ebook you recommended becaise that link does not work??

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