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3/26/15 8:11 P

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Yeah it a "fun" diet that's for sure

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3/23/15 2:04 P

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I hope that you can find what works for you. There are specific diets for GP in stages 1,2 and 3. I cannot take any of the medications for GP so I have had to figure out what works best for me. I can eat ground meat but not canned meats like tuna fish. You might want to check out those foods recommended on the GP diets. Best wishes for you and your lifestyle changes. emoticon


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3/23/15 11:02 A

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Hi Team! I'm taking medical classes in college yet never heard (or thought) that a person's stomach could become paralyzed. I've only been diagnosed with GP for about a year. Nearest I can tell, my vagus nerve was damaged during a hiatal hernia repair. But I've been on many medications for various things in the past couple of years so I don't really know the cause. We really can't afford Linzess, Domperidone, and all the other fancy new drugs my GI doc wants me on and I'm now terrified of my body becoming dependent on yet more drugs just to do its daily functions so I have decided to take the plunge and go the diet route.
Don't get me wrong, I miss solid food like crazy right now. My husband does all the cooking and hasn't yet realized that when I say I can't stomach something, I just can't. I just had my shoulder reconstructed, neck surgery, and my eardrum burst (all in 6 weeks...Lordy, what have I done wrong? lol) so I figured now was as good a time as any to push the reset button on this as well.
This diet isn't for the faint of heart. In fact, it has made me feel faint a few times (once in the grocery wherein I had to sit on the floor, which caused a minor commotion) but I know I'll adjust. I'm pretty much sticking to bananas, applesauce, kefir, yogurt, jello, instant breakfast and protein drinks, and anything else I can find that is low fiber, low fat.
I've been plagued with illnesses the past couple of years and am praying that addressing my GP will change that trend. I have lost 14 pounds in less than 2 weeks but this is the honeymoon phase and that will slow very soon. I recently put 40 lbs on from a medication and have been desperate to lose it and more.
It's a sad state of affairs when we can't trust our engines to efficiently deal with the fuel we've been taught is best for them. I'm just glad I'm not on this journey alone as the rest of our lives is a long road...

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