Hi! I had my gastric emptying study a few weeks ago. I have gastroparesis, and my most bothersome symptom is gastritis. I get reflux sometimes, mainly LPR symptoms, not so much heartburn.
It's good to finally understand why my stomach's been bad all these years.
Because I have gastritis, I stay away from any spicy or acidic foods. For the gastroparesis, I avoid anything high in fat or fiber.
I eat white bread, no whole grains. (I LIKE whole grains.
I cook my veggies before I eat them, and I stay away from broccoli and cabbage. Cooked spinach, green beans and carrots are good choices.
Small portions are absolutely vital. Shakes, smoothies and energy drinks add calories to my diet and help me put on weight, which I need.
I was on omeprazole, but it didn't help much. I quit about a month ago for testing and haven't gone back on. I did get worse after quitting, but that's just the rebound, and it's starting to fade. Gaviscon or Carafate help with the gastritis pain, but Carafate is so expensive. Reglan helped, but I hated the side effects: it actually made my asthma worse. I want Domperidone, haven't tried it yet.
Next week, I go back to the doctor to see what the long-term treatment plan is.