@mariesgut i hope you look at the other discussions suggested by Amanda in the first response to your post. Lots of good information especially in “gastroparesis diet”
We all deal with gastroparesis differently. Here’s my take: 1. Avoid spendIng a lot of time trying to figure out how you ended up with it. I did that. I still don’t know.
2. Mine was diagnosed when a bezoar was seen in my stomach during a radio frequency ablation of my Barrett’s esophagus. (I used to have an extremely fibrous diet – lots of celery and broccoli and oranges – the list goes on and on!)
3. Speaking of Barrett’s esophagus, is your doc doing a biopsy for that? (you said that your doc found severe redness from acid production – that’s what I had In my esophagus when a biopsy was done and Barrett’s diagnosed over 20 years ago.)
4. Did your stomach emptying study indicate ‘severe’ Gastroparesis? My study indicated ‘moderate’ so I feel very fortunate.
5. After much trial and error, I now eat at least 6 times a day – more like snacks than meals. I eat slowly and chew every thing down to nothing before swallowing.
6. I do not eat FIBROUS foods. (At first I avoided all fiber. But when my doc gave me the go ahead to try adding quick oats and iceberg lettuce to my diet, I started trying more things.)
7. This is my definition of whether or not a food is FIBROUS: If I can chew and chew and it almost turns to liquid in my mouth, it is not FIBROUS and I will eat it. However if I chew and chew and it still there is still texture in my mouth, it is FIBROUS and I do not eat it.
8. I steam the hell out of vegetables so that they melt in my mouth – Brussels sprouts for example. (I love broccoli too but no matter how long I steam it, it remains too fibrous for me to eat.)
9. I take domperidone twice a day. My prescription says to take it 4 times a day but I only take it twice a day. (I call domperidone my illegal drugs from Canada!)
10. I take a probiotic twice a day And a colace twice a day.
11. I rarely have stomach pain, nausea, or bloating. The only time I have reflux is when I forget to take my Prevacid. (In my opinion reflux is caused by GERD, not Gastroparesis.)
Ok. That’s my story. Obviously I am not a medical professional – just someone with Gastroparesis.