GP Myths

Pact Blog writer Nancy busts some myths about gastroparesis, and provides us with some information and resources. Being diagnosed with Gastroparesis (GP) can be overwhelming. Facebook and on-line chat groups for GP suffers are a great place to read about personal experiences and ask questions, but there’s a lot of information and not all of … Continue reading GP Myths

DDNC 2018

Ever wonder about the events G-PACT participates in throughout the year? Samantha tells all about her experience at this years DDNC event! Every year, the DDNC (Digestive Disease National Coalition) puts on an event in Washington DC. During this two day event, representatives from groups such as G-PACT, physicians, patients, and patient advocates get together … Continue reading DDNC 2018

Holy Grail Anti-Nausea Products for GPers

If you have gastroparesis, you know what it's like to be nauseous all the time. Sometimes, nausea medications just aren't enough. So what should you do? Pact blog writer Carolanne came up with a great list of products to try. Battling gastroparesis is no easy feat. With little treatment options available, it often feels like … Continue reading Holy Grail Anti-Nausea Products for GPers

Advocating for Yourself

Do you ever find yourself feeling like you and your doctor aren't on the same page? Do you find yourself struggling to explain yourself to your doctor? Learning how to advocate for yourself can be difficult. Pact blog writer Nancy has some great information and tips on learning how to advocate for yourself.   My … Continue reading Advocating for Yourself

Traveling with medical supplies

Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the online community about traveling with medical supplies, specifically TPN. If you use a feeding tube, TPN, or other medical supplies daily, the idea of traveling with them can be daunting. It's a lot to think about, a lot to pack and organize, and so many what … Continue reading Traveling with medical supplies

Stomas and self-love

Gastroparesis can change our bodies in many ways. For some of us, that change can mean some form of a feeding tube. These changes can make us look at our bodies differently, and can also make us feel differently about our bodies. Pact Blog writer, Carolanne talks about her story with a feeding tube, and her … Continue reading Stomas and self-love

Keeping a food journal

When you're first diagnosed with gastroparesis, it may take a while to figure out what foods you tolerate, and what foods you don't. Without keeping track, it becomes difficult to remember what you ate and when, and what symptoms you had. Keeping track makes it easier to remember, and can be helpful when seeing your … Continue reading Keeping a food journal