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Old 03-22-2011, 21:55   #11
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Yes, it exists. I've been diagnosed as well. Evidently the Vagus nerve, which controls the stomach muscles, can become damaged from Diabetes and so the stomach doesn't work properly.
I had no idea a nerve controlled the stomach muscles but it does. From what I've read it's fairly common in Diabetics and "usually" occurs in people who have had Diabetes for some time and already have some other form of neuropathy.

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Digestive neuropathy!!?? Really such a thing exixts? I thought neuropathy is only only physical and not systemic. But your doesnt look like that and I hope it will get sorted out fast...Best wishes for continued good health!

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Yes, it exists. I've been diagnosed as well. Evidently the Vagus nerve, which controls the stomach muscles, can become damaged from Diabetes and so the stomach doesn't work properly.
I had no idea a nerve controlled the stomach muscles but it does. From what I've read it's fairly common in Diabetics and "usually" occurs in people who have had Diabetes for some time and already have some other form of neuropathy.

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""The vagus nerve helps to regulate the heart beat, control muscle movement, keep a person breathing, and to transmit a variety of chemicals through the body. It is also responsible for keeping the digestive tract in working order, contracting the muscles of the stomach and intestines to help process food, and sending back information about what is being digested and what the body is getting out of it.""
I didn't know that...that's interesting... thanks Amy Mind you I haven't really looked into nerve function. Maybe that is playing a part with my condition too? GI specialist said my nerves and muscles in my stomach not working properly... causing the constant dyspepsia. I've had diabetes over 12 years now... but I don't have neuropathy.

 
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It kinda stands to reason that if glycated hemoglobin can damage peripheral nerves as it courses its way through every blood vessel in the body, it can damage all the other nerves too . . . nerves of the autonomic nervous system like the vagus nerve which, as Amy says, control all these other major functions over which we have no voluntary control.

So in a way it IS neuropathy - it just isn't the meaning we usually connect with that word.

We need to study up on the autonomous nervous system & more specifically, the sympathetic & parasympathetic nervous systems.




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It's nasty. Your stomach holds food, in my case I was belching up whatever I had for dinner little chunks of it for days, causing terrible horrible bloating sickening indigestion. Sometimes the only relief was to vomit and get it out of my stomach that way. I hear it can be much worse.
I like to think they made the right diagnosis.
I do know that the meds stopped those symptoms. My stomach is still sluggish to empty, I can feel it, but I'm not sick all the time with it.

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It's nasty. Your stomach holds food, in my case I was belching up whatever I had for dinner little chunks of it for days, causing terrible horrible bloating sickening indigestion. Sometimes the only relief was to vomit and get it out of my stomach that way. I hear it can be much worse.
I like to think they made the right diagnosis.
I do know that the meds stopped those symptoms. My stomach is still sluggish to empty, I can feel it, but I'm not sick all the time with it.
well my specialist hasn't proven my stomach holds food... although he reckons that it goes with having functional dyspepsia that it's likely my stomach is emptying either too slowly or too quickly... or even both. I reckon personally it's a bit of both just by how I feel. Today for example I had that horrible nauseated feeling... even though I'm on motilium. I think I may have felt better if I had vomited actually. Although I think it was the gas getting trapped higher in my stomach that was doing it to me... my stomach is always hard as a rock... full of gas. I've just come off anti-depressant and I think I've noticed slight difference already (worse)... so I have to wait 2 weeks before I can start different type of anti-depressant that he's given me (his instructions). I'm on 80mg nexium at the moment, and 30mg motilium... but I'm only remembering to take 20mg (keep missing a dose).
@Shanny - yes I agree we could all do with learning a bit more about it... even the doctors are still researching it and haven't got an answer as yet. The drugs on the market aren't catered for it really.


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onlymep with me, from what I understand, it's the food that's trapped in my upper gut giving me that painful acid and distended feeling all the time. If it doesn't move on like it's supposed to it just lays in there churning. The stomach's throwing everything at it trying to break it down. One of the other symptoms I was having and I see many folk here complaining about was burping...all the time. It was embarrassing as all get out.
Drink water...burp
breath.....burp
eat....you get the idea

Once the damage is done it can't be reversed all they can do is manage the symptoms but like I said at least with the meds I don't have to be sick with it.

In fact while I was typing this a little piece of apple revisited me. I had that apple yesterday around 6 pm. It's Still in my stomach.


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well my specialist hasn't proven my stomach holds food... although he reckons that it goes with having functional dyspepsia that it's likely my stomach is emptying either too slowly or too quickly... or even both. I reckon personally it's a bit of both just by how I feel. Today for example I had that horrible nauseated feeling... even though I'm on motilium. I think I may have felt better if I had vomited actually. Although I think it was the gas getting trapped higher in my stomach that was doing it to me... my stomach is always hard as a rock... full of gas. I've just come off anti-depressant and I think I've noticed slight difference already (worse)... so I have to wait 2 weeks before I can start different type of anti-depressant that he's given me (his instructions). I'm on 80mg nexium at the moment, and 30mg motilium... but I'm only remembering to take 20mg (keep missing a dose).
@Shanny - yes I agree we could all do with learning a bit more about it... even the doctors are still researching it and haven't got an answer as yet. The drugs on the market aren't catered for it really.


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onlymep with me, from what I understand, it's the food that's trapped in my upper gut giving me that painful acid and distended feeling all the time. If it doesn't move on like it's supposed to it just lays in there churning. The stomach's throwing everything at it trying to break it down. One of the other symptoms I was having and I see many folk here complaining about was burping...all the time. It was embarrassing as all get out.
Drink water...burp
breath.....burp
eat....you get the idea

Once the damage is done it can't be reversed all they can do is manage the symptoms but like I said at least with the meds I don't have to be sick with it.

In fact while I was typing this a little piece of apple revisited me. I had that apple yesterday around 6 pm. It's Still in my stomach.
oh that sounds ghastly getting yesterdays food coming back up. I know exactly what you mean by burping... I burp constantly. I feel like a big air balloon too. I get a bit more self conscious about it these days... so embarrassed. Today I was nauseated for about 2/3's of the day. Not very comfortable stomach disorders is it... you would know exactly what I'm going through by the sounds of things. Although I haven't brought up food... I do get acid in the mouth occasionally... even though I'm on the meds for it. I've been off meds in the past and it gets really bad... so better being on them I suppose. But they don't seem to do that much for the burping.


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wow! there's whole lots of new meanings to the words in diabetis. I am already exhausted..walking has helped me esp after eating something, heavy or light doest'nt matter, even if you walked around the room for few min after eating you can reduce the stomach problems. I walk three times daily, in the early hrs ,afternoon(windowshoping is a gud excuse!)and in the night after dinner. I sleep like a baby after that and acidity has comedown too.

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