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Any one have a problem with the above foods? I can't take them any longer.

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I've had them all and don't have any problems.

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I can't eat shrimp or other rubbery shellfish, but I can eat fish such as haddock. Nuts I also tolerate.

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I can tolerate nuts, tilapia, and salmon. Have not tried anything else. What surgery did you have?

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Sleeve. It was SUPPOSED to fix the gastroparesis. The main study out of NY said 86% of people get resolution when they have it. Well low and behold a couple of months ago, they ran another gastric emptying study and still mildly delayed. {{sigh}}

LOL. Win some you lose some! At least I lost my weight, unfortunately I lost my chest and my ability to stay out of the doctors office and in the pool at the same time. ROFL.

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Sleeve. It was SUPPOSED to fix the gastroparesis. The main study out of NY said 86% of people get resolution when they have it. Well low and behold a couple of months ago, they ran another gastric emptying study and still mildly delayed. {{sigh}} LOL. Win some you lose some! At least I lost my weight, unfortunately I lost my chest and my ability to stay out of the doctors office and in the pool at the same time. ROFL.

I am sorry to hear you have gastroparesis...I just read about it and it seems like there is no cure but to change the diet. Thank God you did reach your goals and it's ok if you can't eat some things but as long as you are taking your Vitamins and meeting your goals by having other types of foods, that's what matters.

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One of my surgeons (dr. Martinez) explained that they see a fair number of food intolerance develop after VSG. He attributed it to our GI flora changing and to the fact the foods we eat end up in our intestines differently than they did preop. The sleeve isn't processing things the same way as a full sized stomach does, so certain allergens present differently, sometimes resulting in intolerances.

But I'm a little confused..your OP talked about not being able to eat those things, which I assumed meant you developed allergies or intolerances. How is that related to gastroparesis? Do you also have reflux and other typical gastroparesis symptoms? Do the foods you listed aggravate this?

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Some of it is refractory to diet change. What it doesn't say is that the food is all soft breads, pudding, etc. type of stuff.

Dr. Martinez has the best common sense explanation I've seen. Better than the its your problem go figure it out from my surgeon. I did develop intolerances, something the allergist confirmed. I had allergies before & asthma, so I sort of figured to go even though my surgeon said nothing. Its not that it is related to the gastroparesis, its just another problem that went wrong after the surgery. Gerd/reflux I developed after the surgery, IBS, the gastroparesis isn't fully gone, and the food intolerances on top of that.

Basically anything that is processed can be a problem. I never seem to have problems with salads, but every now and then turkey/chicken/eggs, my main Protein sources, tend to need to go off for a bit and then rebuild back up.

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So sorry you are having all these issues. Seems like you are the walking encyclopedia for these little known complications that can develop after surgery. Have you seen a gastroenterologist or just dealt with your surgeon? How about a consult with a naturopath? They could possibly bring a new perspective and suggestions for your issues. The gastroenterologist I saw for my C. Diff infection is actually and OD, not an MD, so he had a good whole body approach to my problem instead of the typical textbook, "cookie cutter" treatment. Our GI systems are much too complex for simple answers.

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Yep that is me. I appreciate it. :) Thanks.

I have seen several GI's and no longer have a surgeon or any bariatric care in the area. Once I complained about a HIPAA violation & couple other things, I got dropped. I never had less than 3 months without going to the surgeon, and then once that was done, even though retaliation is against the law, I got dumped. No care in the area once that happens. I've been with several GI's, most of them don't know what to do. Once you've seen a doc in one practice that owns several groups, you can't see any one else. The main guy who sees bariatric people won't see me for that reason, they shut it all down. Even though he is the one I need to see.

The worst was the bariatric surgeon though. Can't afford a nat, there is one in the area but I waited 9 months before I got told it wouldn't be on insurance.

That's part of the problem, the damage done by the surgeon dropping me and missing some of the issues that weren't treated while I was worth him. I just do the best I can and then warn people what to look out for.

Most don't know about neuropathies after bariatric surgery. Stuff like that, its not the problem of getting them, the problem is getting doctors to think thru them.

Once you are done with the surgery, most have the money and don't want to be bothered.

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I cannot tolerate beef, pork, or chicken much, plus I don't have a taste for it anymore either. My taste buds really changed since surgery!

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I can't tolerate nuts after 6pm or I'll have nasty acid reflux when I go to be around 9pm.

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Same here BBdoodle, how do you get your Protein in? I understand what you are saying blondiee. Its not fun, I'm sorry you have to go through it.

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