Recently Diagnosed With Gastroparesis

I am a 36yr old female, and my journey started March 2009. I was having severe stomach pain and right flank pain after eating along with nausea, heartburn.  I went to my regular dr and they tried heartburn meds, which were no help.  I was then referred to a gastro dr and a surgeon.  The gastro dr ran several tests, mri, ct scan, mra, xrays, u name it and came up with nothing.  The surgeon decided he thought it be best to take out my gallbladder.  Come to find out, the gallbladder wasnt the issue.  I still had the same severe daily pain as before, so my regular dr referred me to a 2nd opinion gastro dr. here we are 1 year later and this Dr. ran some tests, including the gastric emptying test and found out that I have ....Gastroparesis.  I was then referred to a nutritionist to try to work on a diet plan to help with the digestion of foods.  She said I can have white plain rice, mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, cooked squash, no fats, no wheat products, no fiber, no other veges and no raw fruits, I am lactose intolerant so i can't have yogurt.  I can eat chicken breast and ground turkey in small amounts... but that is about it... well, I have tried this diet and still have severe pain, sometimes i even have the pain when I haven't eaten anything, I just don't get it! She said the next step would be baby food/liquid/pureed diet, so that is what I am going to do starting tmr and see what happens.  I can't imagine having to live the rest of my life like this.....

twnzmomi twnzmomi
36-40, F
1 Response Mar 14, 2010

I understand. But I finally got to the point where the pain was so bad that the liquid diet and no pain sounded a lot better.<br />
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The good news is that after my blood sugar stabilized for a few days on the liquids-only diet, I could gradually start adding back some things. But when I have a flare-up, it's back to liquids only for me.<br />
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I hope you're doing better,<br />
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