Inability to eat

Coping with the inability to eat and how it impacts the patient's life


Tigan for nausea

  • By Ana-at-PR · New reply June 17, 2012
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  • Has anyone tried tigan for the nausea? Does it work ...

not GP? well, what is it?

  • By ffnanny · New reply June 16, 2012
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  • I went for my visit to my GI doc at Shands in Gainesville. The last gastric emptying came back normal! You've got to be kidding! I threw up all the eggs in the first hour,but yet they saw normal movement ...

Eating questions

  • By jaysbrib · New reply June 13, 2012
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  • I am pretty sure my issue is esophageal, not GP. So those with esophageal issues, do you find you can't eat all at or have to eat small small amounts of solids and wash it down with lots of fluid? Or ...

intestinal fungi

  • By horsecrazygal · Posted June 12, 2012
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  • I thought this was an interesting article on intestinal fungi. Maybe I should try a short course of anti-fungals since I am on antibiotics so much for SIBO. ncenow/la-sci-sn-fungus-irritable-bowel ...

New here, advice

  • By jaysbrib · New reply June 10, 2012
  • 6 replies
  • I could have chosen many of those topics. My name is Robin. I am 32 yrs old. I just had the motility test done and was shocked to see the results. I still haven't met with my GI doc, but the nurses said ...

back to work full time after 3.5 months

  • By Danimal30 · New reply June 6, 2012
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  • This week is my first FULL week back at work FULL time since getting my feeding tube. I am on feedings 24/7 because I couldn't handle the fast rate of feeding for overnight. So everyday I pack my back ...

Achalasia diagnosis, finally.

  • By Smoke11 · New reply June 3, 2012
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  • I met with surgeon today about achalasia diagnosis. She is recommending a myotomy procedure and believes it has a better outcome than a balloon dilation, meaning its permanent and complications are on ...

Tube Feeders: AMT Mini ONE capsule nb button

  • By alovelyfall · New reply May 29, 2012
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  • I currently have a MIC-KEY G/J button. I have yet to go a whole three months without the J portion migrating back up into my stomach. My GI and I think it would be best to get separate G and J tubes ...

excessive daytime sleepiness

  • By horsecrazygal · New reply May 25, 2012
  • 51 replies
  • Anyone else have this? I have trouble staying awake throughout the day. I don't sleep through the night very well due to bloating and abdominal pain. Some nights I only get 3 hours, others I get 6 hours ...

Manometry shows possible neuropathy

  • By horsecrazygal · New reply May 23, 2012
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  • After my small bowel manometry, my doctor at UF told me I had nonspecific dysmotility of the small intestine along with the gastroparesis. Also said I should treat that with Octreotide. I then went to ...

Citrucel and food coloring

  • By horsecrazygal · New reply May 17, 2012
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  • Has anyone else tried Citrucel? It is supposed to be a non-fermentable fiber so it doesn't cause gas. I'm not sure I care for it. They put a ton of food coloring in it. At first I didn't mind, but then ...

9 mos. Post op troupet wrap/hernia repair

  • By Nanc1234 · New reply May 15, 2012
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  • My complications started at 3 mo post op with some nausea and pain and fullness. Then in Jan. I had fastfood and got colitis for 2 mos with rectal bleeding and nausea and diarrhea. Then the worlds worst ...

PICC, j-tube, TPN?

  • By Grace2day · New reply May 13, 2012
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  • I am in panic-mode now as I am so sick and weak and can't stand being awake anymore. I have lost nearly 70 lbs since July and my BMI (body mass index) is now about 16 (lowest normal is 18.5). I can't ...

Mite be diagoanosed with Gastroparesis

  • By bigmaggie · New reply May 9, 2012
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  • for the past week and a half, i have been very ill and i can stand looking at food anymore, when i eat food i feel like getting sick. When i have something to eat i get sick in few hours later like vomitting ...

severely underweight and can't eat

  • By Grace2day · New reply May 9, 2012
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  • I've had GP about 2 years and have lost a lot of weight, my body mass index (BMI) is now about 16 (18.5 is the lowest "normal" BMI). I'm constantly nauseous now, despite zofran during the day and nightly ...


  • By FtnIrish24 · New reply May 5, 2012
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  • I am running out of things to eat & starting to get scared. How long do I have until I will tpn? I just had one of my trusty smoothies & was dry heaving. I don't mean to complain b/ c I could be in a ...

Functional Dyspepsia

  • By Rubylovesalbert · New reply May 1, 2012
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  • Hello all - I'm really struggling and need your thoughts. After losing 140lbs in a year with all the associated problems, basically now no longer able to eat at all - odd yogurt etc - and developing seizures ...

Frustrated & Confused

  • By sakrjj · New reply April 29, 2012
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  • I'm just going to jump in here i am very confused and frustrated right now and am feeling completely overwhelmed. I have had IBS for many many years, and within the last 2 years my health has deteriorated ...

I am so frustrated

  • By smalldog33 · New reply April 29, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • Hi. Let me tell you about what has gone on in the last year and half. In Sept 2010, I woke up one day feeling nauseated. It lasted for a few weeks and my primary suggested on seeing a gastroenterologist ...

TPN....Last Hope?

  • By jstruck · New reply April 27, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • To make a very long story short, I am 39 years old. I only have about 6 to 9 feet of small intestine Which has always been susceptible to blockages Whenever eating any type of fruits vegetables or nuts ...

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