Thank you for your imput on your personal experience with Gastroparesis..I empathize with your story too. I can say that it is an ongoing battle that doesn't have any ending for sure!. In answer to your ? about the stomach emptying test… you only need it one time to determine how long it takes your nerves in your stomach to digest, I was told by my Gastroenterologist. I originally had it done in 2007. If anything, the symptoms will get worse over time as we get older. I have found that diet is the best option. I am not taking Zofran or any of the other drugs I had taken in the past for nausea either. I have found that drinking tea made from natural things like Ginger root and Basil leaves will help with symptoms. I grow my own Basil too and then dry it to have it on hand. Excersize too helps as was mentioned by another member prior. Some times I experiment with eating a food that I was told that I shouldn't eat and it will be okay. I think it depends on other things going on as to if it will make me sick or not or be tolerated. That's so weird I think but thought I would pass that on as it has happened. Like raw lettuce, Romain, I can tolerate once in a while. I do a lot of smoothies and have found that using a Super Food of dehydrated veggies, fruits, probiotics and vitamins mixed with coconut or almond milk, ice and banana or strawberries or powdered peanut butter in the blender is very good!. I buy it at Walmart in the vitamin section and it comes in a canister and I have found that the cocoa flavored one is good because then you don't have that green algae, alfphalfa flavor thing to deal with!. It makes a great smoothie, I have it as a meal because it is so big and I get 50 items in it at once as is listed on the packaging. I live in NE Missouri and the Gastro Dr I have wanted to do the Botox on me but I said no because it only lasts for 6 mnths. I hope you get a good Dr. too. I know that it is not easy to deal with daily and if you haven't had a good dietitian, I would recommend that too. Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming!