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04/14/2011 06:26 AM

Feel Like Giving Up On Eating

Jedswife
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I read some where that having Gastroparesis can lead to anorexia. Well it's no dawm wonder! If I didn't have a family to shop and cook for, I could totally see myself going that route. You need to eat, you want to eat, but eating causes so many problems that it's not worth putting anything in your mouth....UGH!!!
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04/14/2011 09:59 AM
GastroGirl
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I wish I didn't understand it so well! Sad

04/14/2011 04:19 PM
RonoftheDead
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I think we are all in the same boat on this...Unfortunatly!!!Sick

04/16/2011 01:42 AM
chaffer26
 
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When I'm not at work, I barely eat. I shop for a handful of items, and that's it. I basically drink my Propel or G2 when at home...that's about it. That's one reason why my old GIs partner asked if I ever had an eating disorder. My response..."Not voluntarily" Needless to say, he gave me a very odd look until I explained the year everything first acted up, and I was hardly eating at all, even less than I am now. Then he understood what I meant.

07/08/2011 09:30 PM
Grace2day
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I quit solids nearly a year ago. Now I'm not even bothering with smoothies. Too painful.

07/17/2011 11:35 AM
bluesuz
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What liquids are you drinking to fill you up? I find myself starving and then I eat things I know will make me sick! It's a horrible cycle but I can't find anything to replace my craving for food. Any suggestions?

07/17/2011 01:02 PM
heidilee
 
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I am the same way. I seem to crave foods that I know will tear me up. I was only diagnoised recently but have been suffering a few years now. Good luck!

07/18/2011 06:38 AM
Jedswife
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I drink alot of smoothies. the pre-made Yoplait packets are awesome and I always keep those on hand. You can also make your own with yogurt and fruit. My husband bought me a juicer for mother's day and it is fantastic! Fresh fruit was a staple in my diet before I was diagnosed and having to cut it out was a huge loss to me. But being able to juice it has been great. And it's SO GOOD! I will do a smoothie for breakfast, homemade juice for lunch, and dinner depends on how I feel that day. A small meal or soup...I don't get cravings too much. Plus, to me, it's not worth the pain to give in!

07/20/2011 08:56 AM
heidilee
 
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Do you constantly feel nauseous? I do almost always. Can't seem to find anything that helps. How long have you had gastroparesis?

Are you tired a lot too?


07/22/2011 08:23 AM
Jedswife
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My nausea varies from day to day. Some days are worse than others. It's almost always there, though. If it get really bad, my Dr. gave me a prescription for phenergan. It works! But makes me drowsey so I can't take it all the time. Mostly in the evening after dinner is when I need it. But not every day.

I was diagnosed in March of this year, but I have had symptoms for 8 YEARS and didn't know what was wrong with me!! Thought I was crazy! And the weird part is that mine is episodic. I would feel bad, then be better, so I never went to the Dr. I went last Feb. because I thought I had ovarian cancer. Turned out to be ovarian cysts and gastroparesis! Similar symptoms! I am glad to have a diagnosis and know how to deal with it and manage it with diet.

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