I know I've been whinging and complaining and telling you all about my stomach woes lately. Today I finally got a diagnosis from my specialist... he reckons it's "non ulcer dyspepsia" (aka: functional dyspepsia). Basically my stomach is not moving or working properly he says. He also reckons I have a hyper-sensitive stomach and that my stomach nerves are affected. I've been put on 3 types of drugs to control symptoms... he switched the nortriptyline for sertraline instead to work on my stomach nerves. Apparently sertraline is supposed to have less side effects and it should help with control of BGLs (the other I was on doesn't). I have to increase dosage of other 2 drugs I'm on. He has let me know that hopefully my symptoms should improve and if they don't there is another drug that he has to get approval from government for which is known to cause serious side effects, mainly it puts your heart rhythm out of whack and you have to have regular ECGs if you're put on it. I don't want more drugs, especially risky ones. I want this thing to go away! I've looked it up on the net and it tells me it's a condition where symptoms come and go... well I seem to have had it everyday 24/7 for over a year now so I reckon I need a break! Does anyone else here have functional dyspepsia or know someone who does? Is there any tricks/suggestions to get rid of the symptoms? Oh, I did ask "can I get better?" the answer I got was "yes, the nerves can recover, although you have diabetes and that's unlikely"... I felt a bit miserable hearing that.... I can't stand the thought of being stuck with this thing long term... I've had enough already! He did suggest I look into everything to do with relaxation and psycho-therapy which has been known to help. He told me to stay away from stress as it makes condition worse.