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6/29/14 3:45 P

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Welcome to the team Tara!
I was diagnosed in December 2010. The foods tolerated by people with GP vary from person to person; I went through a lot of trial and error trying to figure out what I could eat when I was first diagnosed. I found that keeping a food diary really helped me too.

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6/28/14 1:12 P

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My situation is so similar to yours EXOTEC. I am so excited that we are getting new members! emoticon Be sure to check out GPact too. They are a great source of information. emoticon


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6/28/14 10:08 A

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I'm glad you found us, too! You're right about the nutritionists... most "typical" dietary counselors have little knowledge of digestive diseases. Hopefully you will find good support and experience here from members.

Another site you might look into is "Inspire". There's many forums for a wide variety of medical conditions there, GP being one of them.

I'm a member in this team because I was being "threatened" with a dx of GP... but it turned out to be medication effects (not even side effects!). I stopped the one med I could, and it's improved things, but the other I can't stop. I have GERD pretty bad, although my reflux is silent. I've had esophageal strictures, a hiatal hernia, and I'm battling esophageal dysmotility (probably throughout my GI tract) and slow gastric emptying. I never did have the usual GP symptoms of nausea and spontaneous vomiting. No idea why they jumped right to that despite lack of specific symptoms.

I've been sworn off roughage by my gastroenterologist, which is killing me. I'm dying for veggies and salad. She'd like me to be on a liquid diet... but I can't go there. Yet, at least. I have to be very careful with protein, and *how* I eat. I'm sure you're familiar with that! I'm also on a Rx diet from our endocrinologist, which is a low-carb and ancestral ("real food") plan. The combination makes it a real challenge to find things I can eat. I'm sure you're familiar with that, too.

Glad to see you here. I hope you keep us up to date. And do check out the Inspire site. I think you'll have good luck there, too.

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6/28/14 12:38 A

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Hi! My name is Tara. I've been dealing with GP for about 10 months. I met today with a nutritionist who made some suggestions, and I decided I needed a place to record my food intake and activity. On a whim, I looked up gastroparesis (because the typical "diet" foods are not really GP friendly.

I found this group. I am hoping that by finding a group of people who understand, Thank you to the creator of this group.

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