A1C levels taken yesterday, doctor suspects neuropathy

By realsis77 Latest Reply 2011-08-29 21:06:46 -0500
Started 2011-08-26 10:09:24 -0500

hi family. ive been having some stomach problems for the last couple of months. i went to see my doctor and he suspects neuropathy in my stomach. he checked my levels to see how im doing and i will get the results next visit in 6 weeks. i told my doctor my numbers have been good and i know my results will be good. i pray he rules out the neuropathy.that would be terriable espically in the stomache.so please pray for me and i will keep you all posted when i get my answers. i honestly have been doing well with my numbers so i pray this is not neuropathy. thank you all for listening. have any of you heard of neuropathy in the stomach? what do you think??

35 replies

tabby9146 2011-08-29 21:02:17 -0500 Report

I hope and pray you don't have that. I have never heard of it there. Wishing you good news, hoping something minor that will go away

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-08-29 09:12:02 -0500 Report

I have gone to my internal medicine doctor for over 20 years, he knew I had diabetes but not neuropathy of feet and hands! My spinal neurosurgeon found the neuropathy for me! I thionk you may have something other problemwith oyur stomach! Neuro[athy hits the nerve endings, not the stomach!! Go see another doctor for your stomach, Grandpa Bill

jayabee52 2011-08-29 21:06:46 -0500 Report

actually neuropathy can hit the Vagus nerve which controls the emptying of the stomach. Google "Gastroparesis." for more about it. It can be rather nasty.

magickmom 2011-08-28 13:09:27 -0500 Report

I hope you get good news. I have had neuropathy for 6 years and taking cymbalta had helped me alot with my feet and hands as well has my stomach.

margokittycat 2011-08-27 21:25:28 -0500 Report

I have never heard of neuropathy in the stomache. I pray that all your test come back well and the issues you have just disappear. God is watching oer you and will take care of you. Just look to him for guidance. Praying for you! Gods Blessings!

Whigmee 2011-08-27 20:12:01 -0500 Report

Thanks for the info Kerstin, best of luck to you realsis & prayers winging their way to you. :)

Kerstin Lujan
Kerstin Lujan 2011-08-27 19:26:24 -0500 Report

I had the same symtoms, cramping,running to the toilet 10 times a day, etc.,The doctors diagnosed gastroparesis (sp?) and themn loaded me w/5 different meds,they made me nauseous, then I spoke with a microbiologist at my church, I started out slowly w/ unsweeetened applesauce, low sodium chicken broth, & greek yogurt, now I've cut out all dairy, I drink "blue diamond unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk" , cut out wheat & gluten & beef, & no lettuce,now I can digest food so much better, also I drink a plant based protein drink, & am off all meds but insulin…I pray this helps you

Whigmee 2011-08-27 19:11:15 -0500 Report

Can you give a bit of info on this? I have been having some terrible gastric symptoms for the past 2 1/2 months. I have had ultrasounds & nuclear scans to see if my gallbladder is going bad, but everything there seems to be okay, including my liver. While I am obviously relieved, the abdominal cramping, diarrhea & belching I have been experiencing seems to be worsening & is very alarming. Could this be symptomatic of neuropathy or gastroparesis?

princessbeiter 2011-08-27 21:26:10 -0500 Report

Check the side effects of your medications and try cutting out all dairy for a while. Instead of cows milk, you can drink soy or almond milk and get the same calcium with less fat.

A lot of adults are lactose intolerant and that can cause intestinal upsets.

digitaldoorbell 2011-08-27 17:49:46 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, it can effect your stomach and a lot more. I have been living with neuropathy for one year. I have peripheral and proximal neuropathy. I lived with the pain for one full year. It wore me out. Now I take neurontin. It has helped so much. I do everything possible to avoid medications and opt for any other alternative. I now take yoga and take a few minutes each day to meditate. Yes, I know that sounds ridiculous.

If you do the things you need to do, and that may include medication, my friend, neuropathy need not get worse. Regrettably, there is no cure for it.

Please let us know what you find out.

All the best to you.

princessbeiter 2011-08-27 21:30:03 -0500 Report

I had pain in my feet and legs for nearly three years before I found out I was diabetic. I told my family doctor about the pain, and all he did was prescribe naproxin. He never checked me for diabetes, so I don't know how long I've had it. I know I've had it long enough for it to cause neuropathy.

I now take Neurontin 600mg three times a day. It has made a world of difference.

peg50 2011-08-26 16:33:03 -0500 Report

I hope and pray that you get good news. I have never heard of neuropathy in the stomach. I have been having stomach trouble as well and neuropathy or gastroparesis was never mentioned. I am wondering now if I need to go for a colonoscopy. I guess I should anyway, because I am 50, but now I am wondering if it may be something else.

realsis77 2011-08-27 04:45:16 -0500 Report

That's what I have to have also. I'm not looking foward to it! Yes id defiently get checked out just to be safe! I wish you the best!

Tluvtigger 2011-08-26 13:42:28 -0500 Report

Hi realsis, I definitely hope they rule that out. I have not heard of it. I also have gastroparisis, but not as severe as many other people according to feeds I have read on the site. I had to have a test which involved me eating radioactive eggs, and they videotape your digestion for 90 minutes. My dietician told me to eat 5-6 small meals, and avoid anything high fat, or any high fiber foods. She also told me to make 2-3 of my meals liquid, like a glucerna shake or a low carb, low fat smoothie. I was also told that nuts were harder on your stomach. Raw veggies are harder on me that cooked ones as well. Again, I hope your doctor is wrong. Let me know if try any of my suggestions and they help your stomach. Good luck, hugs.

realsis77 2011-08-26 15:55:47 -0500 Report

Thank you soo much! I just don't know what could be causing this. I've had dierreaha for the past two months. Its really strange. And I also have stomach cramps. Hopefully its something else. As far as I know my bs levels have been good! I guess I'll just have to wait and see what the tests say.

Kerstin Lujan
Kerstin Lujan 2011-08-26 13:13:55 -0500 Report

I've been diagnosed w/gastroparesis, (my stomach can't digest food) I cut out all dairy (i drink unsweetened almond milk), wheat,gluten & beef, now I'm off baby-food & broth & applesauce, I feel much better (someone also told me that my symptoms mirror Krohn's disease??)I

realsis77 2011-08-26 15:57:23 -0500 Report

Wow I'm sorry. My upset stomach has been going on for two months now. Hopefully they will get to the bottom of it.

AuntieM234 2011-08-26 14:11:44 -0500 Report

I'm sorry to hear that, sweetie! I was hoping it was just a temporary thing with meds or something. I will keep you in my thoughts and Prayers! Sending love your way! ;-) Mara

AuntieM234 2011-08-26 12:14:19 -0500 Report

I've not heard of neuropothy in the stomach, but it wouldn't surprise me. Have your meds been switched or changes made in frequency/dosage recently? Because, if so, you know it could be a dreaded side effect of meds.

realsis77 2011-08-26 13:09:26 -0500 Report

No,no changes in medication or insulin?? I'm not sure what is causing this problem? Its been going on for two months now? Uuugh I hope the get it figured out!

Harlen 2011-08-26 12:00:44 -0500 Report

yep they always jump to that first then look to other things whene they know that thats not it ,I have had sromich problems years befor D .
I hope it's some thing little.
Best wishes

Type1Lou 2011-08-26 11:07:50 -0500 Report

There is a complication of diabetes called gastroparesis. As I understand it, it affects how well you are able to digest the food you eat and may be tied into nerve damage to those digestive organs. I'll have to google more info on gastroparesis to see if that sounds like what you're experiencing.

realsis77 2011-08-26 11:29:55 -0500 Report

Thank you, yes that makes since. Wow I hope they rule this out! Its very scarey. I've been taking my insulin and my numbers have been under control. I'm not sure how this happened if my numbers are good?

Type1Lou 2011-08-26 14:23:03 -0500 Report

From what I read, if you had prior higher BG readings, that might have been enough to damage the vagus nerve that controls how quickly your stomach can send the food you eat to your intestines. I guess gastroparesis is actually caused by neuropathy of the vagus nerve…hence, your doctor's use of the term neuropathy? Or maybe he really does mean something else. (?) Please keep up posted on any results.

lorene1212 2011-08-26 10:52:51 -0500 Report

I have not heard of that either realsis… I mean I have it in my legs and feet. I hope you get better realsis. My thoughts are with you and you can always chat with me ok?


realsis77 2011-08-26 11:05:57 -0500 Report

Thank you so much. The doctor said that the neuropathy is possiably effecting the nerves in my digestive system?? Making me have a combination of diereah and then constpation. I sure hope its not that! I thought it might be ibs. I was shocked to hear neuropathy! I hope they rule it out!

peg50 2011-08-26 16:34:53 -0500 Report

I hope it's not either. I am having the same symptoms you are. I will be sure to ask my doctor. I hope they rule neuropathy out for you. Thank you for sharing

MewElla 2011-08-26 10:17:13 -0500 Report

No, never heard of neuropathy in the stomach…Want you to know you have my thoughts and prayers for a good report and speedy recovery. Take care

realsis77 2011-08-26 11:09:40 -0500 Report

Thank you soo much. No I've never heard of that either. Hopefully its ruled out. I thought I was doing well with my diabetes? ? Hopefully my A1c will prove good and they can just rule out the neuropathy. Meanwhile I wait until I can get some answers. I've had diereah for two months now! Uuugh! I hope it stops soon!

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