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Inspirational Books

  • By mom0709 · New reply July 12, 2010
  • Discussion in Living with gastroparesis or CIP · 2 replies
  • I was just looking for some feedback on any good books out there for chronically sick people. I have been trying to find some but can't. It can be stories or more of a reference type book. Thanks in advance ...


  • By upcabinfever · New reply July 11, 2010
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • I have put off a family vacation for years. This year, I agreed to do it as my daughter is leaving for college in the fall. My parents are going along with my 16 and 15 year old son and daughter. Three ...

Meal card and restaurants

  • By my4heathens · New reply July 11, 2010
  • Discussion in Living with gastroparesis or CIP · 3 replies
  • What do you do when restaurants say they don't recognize meal cards? I ran into this problem on my vacation. We went out to eat on our first night there after setting up the tent and such, we didn't feel ...

Has anybody heard of the Botox treatment for Gastroparesis?

  • By totallycaroline · New reply July 11, 2010
  • Discussion in Gastroparesis - Treatment options · 4 replies
  • My friend is at Cincinnati Children's for their GI doctors and she said that for her gastroparesis they are putting Botox in her stomach. It's supposed to help, as she says. Has anyone heard of this treatment ...


  • By Cognizant · New reply July 9, 2010
  • Discussion in Gastroparesis - Testing · 5 replies
  • I made the topic 'testing'....although my Dr, has me on meds and is treating me for gastroparesis and IBS...I have not been officially diagnosed. It seems like all I have to do some days is look at food ...

Not a total bust, and a few laughs

  • By my4heathens · New reply July 7, 2010
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • I just got back yesterdau from the camping trip. We had beautiful weather the whole time, an unheard of thing in our experiences of the past. We usually get poured on the entire time. It was great just ...

Update from Appt with GI Doc

  • By jyum · New reply July 7, 2010
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • My medical challenges have been worsening lately and so I approached my GI doc about what my options are. The last round of medical tests/procedures I had done was in January of 2007 and I was with a ...

Ranting.............but I DO need Advice Please

  • By Debster · New reply June 27, 2010
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • Hi everyone As some of you may recall, I'm the GP sufferer in the UK who is totally reliant on self-inserted NG feeds, until even that gets too much and I end up having a "permanent" NJ tube put in for ...

My New Life

  • By Pharaoh288 · New reply June 27, 2010
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • My gastroparesis and acid reflux aren't the only issues I have. I've got medical problems with my ears and throat and haven't even gotten it checked out because I'm terrified of finding out what the medicine ...

Pity Party of One

  • By jyum · New reply June 27, 2010
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • It's a Sunday morning and instead of being in church where I want/should be, I'm on my trusty recliner, wondering what the day will bring. It seems that I've been declining for a while now, with some ...

Appointment with GI doc coming up

  • By jyum · New reply June 24, 2010
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • I belong to a HMO and I'm blessed that the GI doc is good about my being proactive in my care. He suggested that I have a J-tube placed for supplemental or total nutrition because my symptoms have been ...

How do you POSITIVELY cope with Gastroparesis and CIP?

  • By azaleon · New reply June 21, 2010
  • Discussion in Living with gastroparesis or CIP · 8 replies
  • How do you POSITIVELY cope with your gastroparesis and CIP? What things do you do when you feel like you are at the end of your rope? How have you learned to accept your gastroparesis and/or CIP? I'll ...

Fast turn around

  • By my4heathens · New reply June 18, 2010
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • I hate this. Other than being exhausted from staying late at work this morning I was feeling fine tonight when I got here. Then I decided to eat something. Of course something didn't agree with me so ...

Newly diagnosed with Gastroparesis

  • By Tamra · New reply June 16, 2010
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • Hello all, I was just diagnosed with Gastroparesis about 3 months ago. I am totally confused and desperate. Although I do not have any other symptoms than EXTREME bloating after anything I eat I am so ...


  • By farvabeans718 · New reply June 15, 2010
  • Discussion in Gastroparesis - Treatment options · 1 reply
  • Has anyone had this treatment or thinking about getting it? I am on domperidone right now but thinking about coming off the medication and trying botox ...

June 15th 2010

  • By nicolebr04 · Posted June 15, 2010
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I feel like crap today I ate two bites of a chili dog yesterday and a grilled cheese the day before and now i am paying. And on top of that i cleaned my floors sunday and both my knees are black from ...


  • By azaleon · Posted June 14, 2010
  • Discussion in Living with gastroparesis or CIP · 0 replies
  • Hi guys, G-PACT has 2 great PSAs that I want to share with you about gastroparesis and chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction. You can find the PSAs at: ...

Hi everyone.....and some issues!

  • By Lauren2006 · New reply June 14, 2010
  • Discussion in Living with gastroparesis or CIP · 1 reply
  • Hi, some of you know me from facebook or from the motility support group. I am 35, and was dxed with GP (based on symptoms mianly of chronic nausea difficulty eating and rapid weight loss, but GES was ...

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