Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gastroparesis treatment and diet #2

Home remedies for gastroparesis

1.Ideally you should do deep exhalation rapid and fast pushing the diaphragm inside while exhaling out. Inhalation will be natural after this as we have normally .
Repeat this exahalations for 10 minutes daily on empty stomach to exercise the abdomen and thereaby to activate the vagal nerve to avoid gastroparesis.

2.There is a good homeopathic remedy called as Nux vomica 30 that can be taken, 5 pills 3 times daily for 3 days then  once bed time for 15 days .


09/21/2009: Allie from New Haven, Connecticut replies: "Digestive enzymes can help with Gastroparesis, i.e. Betaine HCL. You can buy domperidone from Canada or New Zealand or a US compounding pharmacy. Many people follow a liquid diet. Diets are very much individualized since each GP patient is unique."

1/09/2009: Mary from Mukilteo, Washington replies: "About 4 years ago I went thru every test they could think of to see why my stomach hurt. They ended with gastroparesis. I do not have all the paperwork they gave me to control it but I will look for it and put it on when I find it. What I finally came down to was not measured but just at the point that it did some good. I started out (and I still do) with a glass of warm water. Next I took enzyme pills that I can't name as the brandname thing but they were to soothe the acid. Then I cut into pieces and wrapped it in 2 tortillas that were heated. I also drank a glass of water which I poured the amount which covered the bottom of the lid a little bit and heated it in microwave. One I have right away and then another around lunch or in the afternoon. I then had quinoa flakes (like oatmeal) with soy milk. That took all am to eat. Sorry I never thought I would have to know the measurements.

I also took a fraction of my anxiety klonopin tablet. The thinking was that anxiety caused my stomach problems. And I agree. If I could stop the adrenalin things would be a whole lot easier.


EC: Mary, it would probably be very helpful for people to know the name of your enzyme pill. Please send and we'll add it. Thanks!

11/09/2009: Mary from Mukilteo, Washington replies: "Some of the text has been left out in the post. It doesn't make sense without it. The enzyme is is called Acid Soothe."
EC: Nothing was edited from your first post!

11/09/2009: Mary from Mukilteo, Wa replies: "Before the tortillas something got lost when I sent it as it should say --- I use a quarter of a delicious apple sliced and heated in the microwave for a minute. Then there is the part about putting it in the tortillas.

I left out this part as I forgot about it that I have added these one by one as I thought of them....cinnamon sprinkled, ginger sprinkled and finally pumpkin pie spice. When the tortilla is warmed it tastes to me like apple pie."


I too suffer from constant belching. For me it is uncontrollable and it doesn't help relieve my pain or nausea. The belching and nausea are my two major symptoms with my idiopathic gastroparesis. I have not found any relief. When I sip liquids or eat soft food, my belly immediately bloats up. Sometimes my family jokes I look nine months pregnant because my belly is so swollen. When it gets like that I am in a lot of pain and uncomfortable. I try to walk because I can't sit down, it hurts, but it is difficult to walk with the nausea too. I don't have any tips but just wanted you to know you aren't alone.
That actually sounds a lot like small bowel bacterial overgrowth (small intestine bacterial overgrowth SBBO/SIBO). Especially if you're having more frequent bowel movements or diarrhea. Happens to people with gastroparesis and it's even more problematic for people who have small bowel motility problems as well. The treatment for it is pretty simple, antbiotics for a week. Think about mentioning it to your doctor.


I have seen some improvement in my symptoms from an amazing physical (nerve) specialist. I have tried liquid diets and it just made me full and gross. I could not do it.
I do just drink powerade and water a lot if i dont feel good and it gets me through stuff.

thanks for everyone's support!


Just to let you know there is one thing that worked for me. I suffered terrribly to the point of going to the ER 6 times dehydrated and hospitalized many times over. After taking Reglen, Domperidone, and several other meds, the best thing I found ONCE I was stable is taking a GOOD STRONG food enzyme with every bit of food and milk products that I put into my system. This is by far a very cheap and easy way to maintain such an uncomfortable debilitating illness. Never miss a Dose!!! You can get one at any good health food store. Today, I am one happy camper!


No gum. No straws. No carbonation. I use Bentyl sometimes, but prefer Gas-X for bloating. Also, some foods produce more gas than others when you digest them. Hard-to-digest meats, veggies, or grains, along with fiber (which now seems to be added to anything) makes this much worse. Dairy causes me to bloat. Limiting it to nonfat helps. Greek yogurt also seems to help, as do digestive enzymes and probiotics.


I have severe gastroparesis [slow emptying of stomach due to diabetic nerve damage] I was on Reglan for a year but got nerve damage from that in my facial muscles, weeping left eye and twitching nose like a rabbit some times...I too get the weird burping. it is like my stomach identifies the foods i have eaten that it does not like or makes it hard to digest. eggs, the burping and taste and smell is gross sometimes 24 hours after eating an omlette. i can eat three different things at a meal but will burp only one specific taste. i now take a European rx called Domperidone 10mg not available in the USA. you can get it from some Canadian pharmacies, it is very cheap in Europe, only 3 euro for a box. I have heard you can also get in Mexico. Iwas on Prilosec for the burping but that is pointless as it takes 3-6 hours to work and is digested in the small intestine, and because I only eat one meal and never know when, based on pain, yesterday's food digestion rate, etc, i cant take it ahead of a meal. sometimes i chew peppermints. sometimes i will take a sip of bicarbonate of soda but i am actually allergic to it so have to desperate to do it... my husband is a pre-diabetic and uses it all the time for burping


Hi ktmorong12,
Timely conversation since I'm suffering from similar symptoms lately (belching and gas). I tried digestive enzymes when I first fell ill (before I changed my diet etc.) and I think it's time to try them again. One brand that was recommended to me is Jarro-Zymes Plus ( I'd talk with your doctor before taking them, though - as I plan to do. I will pick up some Gas-X, though, since this tooting has to stop! Thanks for reminding me about this product, busyteacher!
Best wishes,
Try Beano. It works really well for me. I also use gas X and Miralax.


Herbs for Gastroparesis

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >
Herb Combinations:
Dave’s Glucostable – for those people with digestion and blood sugar involvement.
Mother’s Milk-Aid – a collection of carminative herbs that act to relieve digestive problems such as gas and bloating, etc.
Herb singles:
Peppermint – stimulating and improves digestion
Ginger – stimulates digestion and helps nausea
Lavender – digestive stimulant as well as nerve calming
Melissa – digestive stimulant as well as nerve and cardio protective

Cell Salts to Help Gastroparesis

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts >
#3 Calc sulph 6X – pain, burning, weakness in stomach
#9 Nat mur 6X – feels empty, burning, belching
#10 Nat phos 6X – over acidity
#12 Silicea 6X – pressure in pit of stomach, sour vomiting

Gastroparesis Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy >
Nux vomica (#1) – feels heavy below belly button. Sensitive to pressure. Indigestion from alcohol. Sour taste and nausea in morning. Hiccough (hiccup) from over eating. Nausea and vomiting with retching. Gets motion sickness.
Antimonium tart – belching, bloating, throbbing, pressure. Nausea, vomiting that comes in waves of bitter and sour substances.
Cinchona (China) – abdomen feels heavy, gas, indigestion, digestion is weak and slow. Worse form fish, tea, beer, fruit, and milk. Vomiting of undigested food.
Cuprum metallicum – feels heavy in lower abdomen, stomach cramps. Worse drinking liquids and gurgling sounds. Feels better from cold drinks. Nausea and vomiting.
Lycopodium – feels full after only eating a few bites, bloating, belching that rises to the throat. Vomiting with blood. Stomach cramps from fruits. Worse from breads, fermented foods, cabbage, beans, onions, sweets, pastry.
Pulsatilla – abdomen feels heavy, bitter taste. Indigestion from rich greasy or fatty foods. Severe gas. Belching, taste of food remains. Vomiting after fruits, fats, pastries, and ices.


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Yes there is possible help. You should buy a supplement called R lipoic acid. It can repair damaged nerves. I am guessing you have diabetic gastroparesis. No matter. It will still work. Take 100 mg per day but if you do research you MIGHT find that more will not harm you. 100 mg may be too little. I have used it for diabetic neuropathy (nerve related to your condition) and it worked very well. I get mine from The brand I like is Biochem made by Country Life. You can do lots of research on gastroparesis here at the same time.Follow the links to their health libraries

c_kangaroo says:
Hi, There is a good product I am aware of called Gastronic Dr. I read a lot of good reviews on it, give it a try. I included a link to a site that has it. Check the product FAQ page and look for that product name.

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Perteton. It is made by gordans herbal research. My husband has gp for 4 years and we just started the medication 11 days ago. I can't beleive the diffrence it has made in just that time. It is inexpencive, effective and gaurenteed to work. Also, no side effects.


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