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11/1/14 11:54 P

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Has anyone had a Sibo diagnosis? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. I have had serious gas for many years now and wondering if I have it. The less carbs I eat and drink the less gas, also less liquid helps.

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10/29/14 4:37 P

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Another thing that it easy for me to eat are Rice Krispie treats.

I can't do raw carrots either and that is one of the foods I miss; I use to love carrots dipped in ranch dressing for a snack!


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10/19/14 11:12 A

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Anything in small half cup amounts works for me excerpt raw carrots and celery - a bite or two would be fine. The liquids make me nauseous I guess bc I either drink too fast or too much trying to not eat solids so won't be sick, and end up sick. Cold things give me mega gass and intestinal spasms.

Easiest yet also like eating air: crackers cereal sweet drinks candy

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Yes! I'm noticing that too! What I can tolerate one day, the next day gives me grief. Really keeps me on my toes!

I found the best way for me to drink the Ensure High Protein drink (finally!). Use a straw! I can't believe I didn't think of it before, but the straw keeps my nose far away enough so that I can't smell the vitamins and I can get it down.

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3/21/09 3:24 P

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Hi there! Everyone seems to be different on what they can tolerate! Alot of people i have met with Gastroparesis seem to do rice, baked potato, some pasta depending on how it's put together! Banana, popcycles, some juices, smart water, SlimFast white crackers, and white fish! These are all of the things that sometimes work for me! But sometimes what will work one day won't work the next! It's trial and error! Hope that helps! Hugs, Mary

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3/11/09 8:08 P

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Vanilla soy milk tastes great and seems to be easy on the tummy. Pretzels and some lowfat dip seem to be a good snack, too. Oyster crackers are always great.
Pasta is great but depends on what is on it. A little olive oil and lite parmesan cheese works well. Rice makes me sick, no matter what is on it. The list seems to be shrinking of foods that are good to eat.

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3/8/09 12:13 P

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Yes, that's what I've found. Seems the lactaid milk bothers me the least, and I like the way it stays fresh for a lot longer than ordinary milk. And you can save a lot of money by making the puddings instead of getting those little cups.

Another tummy soother: saltines crumbled into a bowl, and pour milk over them. Too much milk makes them soggy, and bigger pieces of crackers kept them crispier too.

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3/7/09 11:30 P

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That is a good idea. I ended up buying the fat free Jello Dark Chocolate pudding. But I think making it myself with lactaid or even soy milk might be better on my tummy.

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3/7/09 4:07 P

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I must be going through a pudding phase! Chocolate, banana, butterscotch, vanilla....not sure what else is waiting for me out there....But it seems like a great way to get some calcium in me. I'm making it with Lactaid 1% milk and it's good!

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3/2/09 8:38 P

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Wow, really? One website I saw suggested tomatoes lol. Geez. Ok, I will cut that out of it. I am having a hard time finding websites that actually say what to eat...

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3/2/09 6:09 P

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Tomatoes? RU kidding. That's the first NO NO. You may not realize it, but the digestion of it is acid.
lemon/lime/kool aid/grapefruit/kiwi/ are acid at first bite. Then you have the acid forming...coffee (my down fall)tea (weak) 3cups per tea bag. Tomatoes, berries, apples.

try this web site for some suggestions:
www.gastroparesis.com

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3/2/09 7:51 A

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Welcome khalve... I have had GP for almost 3 years now. Took them almost 4 yrs. to figure it out. I like Lucky can only eat bland and what I call no fun foods. Tried recently to eat " normal " food and was SICK for days. Having GP is all about finding what does and does not work. Anything raw is a COMPLETE no-no for me. I can do applesauce, but not apples. I can do yogurt in small amounts, and fat free sour cream, but to drink milk about kills me. I have found that rice is a food i can eat, i ususally put cream of mushroom soup, or chicken broth in it for flavor. But you have to be careful about so much rice and the carb factor. I like tortillas with a little bit of cream cheese and ham rolled up is a good snack, but i cut mine up like you would for a party and eat a few at a time and have some for later on to snack on. NOTHING FRIED!! Mostly eat chicken and turkey. I can do ham, but it has to be low salt like lunch meat. Good luck to you both on your weight loss and we are here if you need us!! :)

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3/1/09 10:35 P

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Hi there! Welcome to Living with Gastroparesis team!

I can imagine how frustrating this is for you, especially if you haven't been diagnosed with it for long. It seems like everyone has their own Do's and Don'ts on what they can eat. Sometimes just talking about food makes me feel sick.

Everything I eat now is bland, soft, pulverized like baby food, and sometimes it IS baby food. Maybe some of the other team members can be more helpful with this?

Life's an adventure ... take it one step at a time and don't underestimate yourself! You're capable of more than you think you are! How do I know this? You're still here aren't you? That means you haven't given up!


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3/1/09 9:59 P

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I thought it would be nice to share what foods we have found that don't make your stomach hate you. I know I need all the ideas I can get.

One thing I found that works great as a snack is the Baked Lays potato chips. Low fat and by the time you are done chewing them up, the saliva has broken down the carbs so much that there really isn't anything left to swallow...equaling less in the tummy. I dip it in fat free sour cream with fat free ranch powder mixed in. Great snack!

The only other thing that seems to work are tostatas with low fat cheese melted on top with tomatoes. That is one of my favorites.

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