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    SCI nurse: quick question about a GJ feeding tube

    SCI Nurse,
    Do you know of any way to release excess pressure/air from your stomach if you have a GJ feeding tube? I've tried venting the gastric side of my tube, but I still feel like I have to burp really bad. Because of the gastroparesis, I can't burp easily. Would flushing the gastric side of the tube help or make me feel worse?
    This pressure feeling has been happening off and on for a week now, and its starting to get on my nerves, especially since it keeps me awake at night.

    Jessie

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    Have not tried these, but this product might be helpful:

    http://www.corpakmedsystems.com/Prod...n.html#Farrell

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Have not tried these, but this product might be helpful:

    http://www.corpakmedsystems.com/Prod...n.html#Farrell

    (KLD)
    Thanks, I'll ask if the infusion pharmacy I go through has some of these I can try. This is getting annoying, having that horrible pressure pain like I have to burp bad, especially at night.
    Is there anything OTC I can use that will help with burping more effeciently if you have stomach problems? Just wondering? Right now, I take one of the chewable Simethicone that my doc wrote an Rx for twice a day, but they don't work that well.

    Jessie

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    Jessie- Let us know if this works.
    CKF

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