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5/16/15 8:24 P

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emoticon to the team. I am sorry that you had to be hospitalized. My GP is mild and is controlled with diet. Your Dr. should give you some GP friendly diet lists.
There are so many foods that are off limits. G-Pact is a good place to look for support and information. There are some helps here on the group threads.
I also found several diet plan information on the internet. So many Dr.s are not as informed as they should be. I hope that you have a good place to turn to for good information to begin this journey. emoticon


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5/16/15 3:22 P

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Hi everyone! I'm newly diagnosed with gastroparesis. For many years I've battled with GERD and had that under control after losing some weight. Back in 2007 my GI talked about testing me for gastroparesis because a lot of my symptoms aligned with that more than the GERD but a change in life situation kept me from being tested. Fast forward to this past week and man oh man.... On Tuesday I started vomiting a lot. I had a lot of pain in my upper abdomen. It just didn't feel like a stomach bug so I went to the ER. They did xrays, ultrasounds, a CT and all were negative. For the CT they had me drink the contrast as well as have IV contrast. Yeah, that didn't go over very well. They had my vomiting and pain under control with medication so I was able to keep the contrast down but it didn't go anywhere. Almost all of it sat in my stomach. So, I had the lovely pleasure of swallowing an NG tube. I pray that I never have to do that again! Was admitted to the hospital. Tube stayed in until I had an EGD the following afternoon. No obstructions were found so they removed the tube during the EGD procedure. Following day I was supposed to have a gastric emptying study done but nurses messed up and gave me protonix. Another day in the hospital. Well, yesterday I was released after the study. The nurse let me look at my report. Gastric emptying was fine at the 30 and 60 minute marks but at the 2 hour mark I still had 72% of the test meal in my stomach. They didn't keep me for the 4 hour scan. I'm not sure what it would have had to be to be kept for that one.

So, I'm joining you all. I hope to learn from you and eventually be able to offer my own suggestions as I find things that work for me.

Thanks for having me!

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