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Sat, May 4 10:47am · Gastritis problems in Digestive Health

@jackiem95 The amount of reduced caffeine is very little according to most studies. I do know my heart does not beat as fast with a dark roast as it does with a decaf. So I think it at least puts it in category of decaf… all decaf still has caffeine. I also know I have personally have less acid production with a darker roast. Most studies say about acid: Dark Roasts – a study published in 2010 found that dark roast coffee is easier on the stomach than light roasts because it produces an ingredient that prevents hydrochloric acid from building up in the stomach. I mostly go by what my body tells me and not studies .. everyone is different 😀

Fri, May 3 5:13pm · Gastroparesis with severe symptoms! in Digestive Health

@sickirishlass I pray all will be well and a plan to help you can be made. You have a lot going on.

Fri, May 3 7:59am · Gastroparesis with severe symptoms! in Digestive Health


If you use the search option up above this post.. looks like a magnifying glass, and type in gastroparesis you will find many with this condition. Dietary tips are throughout those post. Every person is different. It is recommended to have a lower fiber diet. I find for me.. being I also have diverticulosis throughout my colon, which requires a high fiber diet.. that I have to hit a medium. I avoid veggies and fruits that are very fibrous. I will eat broccoli flowerets well cooked and avoid the stems that are fibrous. I love asparagus and eat it much like broccoli.. making sure I avoid the fibrous stem. Most veggies I just cook Southern Style.. cooked to death.. looks like baby food if smashed with a fork. Summer squash I peel, cut in half and scoop the seeds out with a spoon. I avoid stringy green beans, black-eyed peas field peas and greens like kale, lettuce, collard and mustard greens. For some reason I can eat the creamed spinach my husband cooks. I can eat Bush's canned baked beans, but no other brand.

I also have achalasia and Barrett's esophagus… swallowing problems and food feels like it gets stuck with plenty of chest pain. Only fruits I eat raw are very ripe bananas and satsumas (a type of tangerine.I cut the fruit in half and run knife around the edges and between the sections and scoop out the sections leaving the fibrous parts behind.) I eat canned fruit and I cook apple slices without the peal. I can sometimes eat homemade granola bars…. a few finely chopped roasted nuts, finely chopped dried fruits with local honey and brown sugar mixed with toasted oatmeal. Sometimes I eat a few roasted pecans or peanuts .. chewing well.

Only cracker I can eat is Ritz. Bread is hit and miss. So I eat very little bread. I eat very little white potatoes. Even mashed they are difficult to swallow. I do better with sweet potatoes, but not by much.

Meat… ground beef is my best bet. Chicken is most difficult for me. Sometimes I puree up some pouch tuna fish with a bit of mayo and eat with crackers. I have eaten so many eggs I cannot stand them anymore.

Mostly a diet is trial and error. What works for one may not work for another.

Best of luck,

Fri, May 3 7:59am · Gastroparesis with severe symptoms! in Digestive Health

@sickirishlass It may vary from device to device as to where the search box is. You are misspelling gastroparesis . Try again. I'm not a great speller either. I had to put it in Google for it to correct my spelling of it. 😁

Fri, May 3 7:59am · Gastroparesis with severe symptoms! in Digestive Health

This is the main post I believe o the subject. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/gastroparesis/?utm_campaign=search

As you can tell it goes back a few years, but you can change the option to the most recent post first.

Wed, May 1 10:52am · Throat Pain & Burning in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

I came across this study today that might be interesting to some of you. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5503286/

Wed, May 1 6:26am · Gastritis problems in Digestive Health


Yes, the medication can help.

If the cause of your gastritis is Helicobacter pylori you will need to take a few other medications too. They should have tested for this during an endoscopy or other test.

You need to eat a blander diet during your healing time and maybe add an antacid.. mylanta, zantac, pepcid and a few others that I cannot remember the names of are examples. Avoid whatever foods (foods with high acid and spicy are usually culprits) and drink (again high acid contents like coffee (dark roast coffee has less acid if it is a must for you), tea (some herbal teas do not have as much acid) and sodas that make your symptoms worse.

Avoid alcoholic beverages and sodas. Do not take NSAIDS.. like aspirin, ibuprofen, aleve, etc.

This article at the Mayo Clinic site might be more helpfu:l https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gastritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20355807. The above is just from my experience. My GI doctor added carafate for a few weeks the last time I had a flare up.

Best wishes,

Mon, Apr 29 6:41pm · Throat Pain & Burning in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

I have had several upper abdominal surgeries. Losing parts of my stomach. I have achalasia, but so far have only had stretching of esophagus to help with the swallowing difficult. I take oxycodone for the chest pain. Many esophageal problems and stomach problems can cause chest pain.

I have had changes in taste and smell. I have always been chemical sensitive. Some odors are nauseating. I sometimes have to cover my face or go quickly away from the odor. My husband loves eggs for breakfast. I have to go elsewhere when he cooks them. Some food taste exceptionally sweet or salty. These all increased after the last abdominal surgery I had. The surgery before that one was a Rouen y to repair a sliding hernia. During surgery my esophagus shortened.. only 1% chance of that happening. It brought my stomach and a loop of intestines into my chest. They could not repair at time.. my body just could not take more surgery then. Six months later I had the last surgery to repair all that after two more loops of intestines pulled up into my chest and pushed my left lung against my ribs collapsing my lung. I was told after this surgery that I would always have the chest pain. It is worse with activity and when low weather fronts come through. I have dealt with it since 2015.

With these surgeries I now have what they call silent reflux. Mucosa, phlegm, from my stomach come up into my throat. My throat does burn at times but not as much as when the bile would come up into my throat. I also have allergies year-round. I'm sure it contributes to the throat issue. Some people in the GI group have had the achalasia surgery. Do a search of the type of surgery you had.. I think there is more than one type. Some may have mentioned your symptoms.

I wish I could be of help, but can only tell you others share some of your symptoms if not all.

Best of luck.