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Tue, Feb 4 10:30am · Gastroparesis Diet – Questions, Suggestions, Tips in Digestive Health

I don’t eat any fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, nuts, high fiber also the only meats I eat are fish chicken and hamburger. Also you should eat small amounts several times a day. I drink Ensure and I just started something called Juice Plus. You can get all your vegetables and fruits in either capsule form or gummies. I chose gummies because the capsules might be hard to digest. I have had a gastric pacemaker since 2012 and it has helped so much! Hope this info helps. Kathy

Tue, Feb 4 10:30am · Gastroparesis Diet – Questions, Suggestions, Tips in Digestive Health

Oh I feel your pain. I take antidepressants but I can’t take time released ones. I have to take one twice a day that is a fast acting one. It does help my depression which comes along with being sick. I was sick and nauseated 24/7 for 4 yrs before I got a diagnosis. I’m like you I don’t always feel like eating so that’s why I drink Ensure. I prefer the dark chocolate Ensure plus, it’s not bad but I make myself drink it. I did quit smoking after my pacemaker was implanted but was so miserable because like you I put on a lot of weight and was miserable, so I started smoking again and lost weight. I know that’s not good either but I was so depressed. Please don’t give up I’ll be 62 in a week and I’m still hanging in there, have you considered getting the pacemaker? Kathy

Tue, Feb 4 10:30am · Gastroparesis Diet – Questions, Suggestions, Tips in Digestive Health

Judy, the pacemaker is implanted under the skin next to your stomach and has leads leading to the stomach to make it work. It has a battery that the Dr can turn up or down to adjust your nausea. Kind of like a heart pacemaker but for your stomach. Your stomach bloat is probably from eating gassy foods so watch eating certain foods like cauliflower, broccoli which you shouldn’t eat at all. If you can eat creamy peanut butter that’s a good source of protein and also hard boiled eggs. I can handle them ok. I had a nissen fundiplication also and a pylori plasti done when they put in my pacemaker but I don’t recommend that, it made my esophagus so tight I couldn’t burp, belch or vomit. The Dr accidentally cut my spleen so I lost it also and now from losing it my immune system is compromised. I also have hypothyroidism and take synthroid, forgot to tell you that. Kathy

Tue, Feb 4 10:30am · Gastroparesis Diet – Questions, Suggestions, Tips in Digestive Health

If you want to give me your email or phone number I can have someone give you the information about it. They are not a salesperson they just give you info to decide for yourself. I started the gummies about 3 weeks ago so I can get the vegetables and fruit I need. Kathy

Tue, Feb 4 10:30am · Gastroparesis Diet – Questions, Suggestions, Tips in Digestive Health

Glad to hear it’s helping you. I just started them about 3 weeks ago and am starting on small doses then building up to the full amount needed daily. With my idiopathic gastroparesis they suggested I start out slowly to see if my stomach can handle the juice plus. That’s another reason I’m doing the gummies in case I can’t digest the capsules. So far I’m handling them ok. Kathy

Tue, Feb 4 10:28am · Gastroparesis with severe symptoms! in Digestive Health

I also had a Nissen fundiplication, pylori plasti and the gastric pacemaker all done in the same surgery. I’m sure you could have the gastric pacemaker put in also. Good luck & I hope you find a dr that will do it for you. I had to drive quite a ways away to find a dr to do it but it was so worth it.

Tue, Feb 4 10:28am · Gastroparesis with severe symptoms! in Digestive Health

What is your health problem?

Tue, Feb 4 10:28am · Gastroparesis with severe symptoms! in Digestive Health

I also did the Botox injections in my stomach but they quit working. My only choice was the pacemaker which I had implanted in April of 2012 and it was a God send. It is still working until this day. Just my opinion. Kathy