I have diabetes II and peripheral neuropathy in lower and upper ; also ed as diagnosed by VA. I have been having problems with swallowing of food and the esophagus filling up and not going into stomach several times a week. Dr has me on omeprazole 20 mg to control upset/acidic stomach to help with digestion. My sugar does raise when I have just ate...significantly. I wonder if the neuropathy is playing havoc with my esophagus operating as it should...when I did test for swallowing dr 'old age'

Patty Bonsignore


There is a kind of neuropathy caused by diabetes that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract. It is called “gastroparesis.” With gastroparesis, the movement of food through the stomach is slowed, causing feelings of fullness and nausea, particularly after eating. Because you have peripheral neuropathy, there is a chance that you may have gastroparesis. However, the symptoms you are describing, such as the esophagus filling up, are not typically associated with gastroparesis or diabetic neuropathy. It is likely that you are having a problem not associated with your diabetes.

December 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm

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Ladida 35
Ladida 35 2014-02-10 07:47:58 -0600 Report

Have you checked with your doctor to see if perhaps another med might help. If you are sleeping on an innerspring mattress that can make it worse. My daughter has restless leg as well as narcolepsy.she has a sleep number bed where you can soften the support to remove pressure from you body. My sleep number is 25 - 30 most night because of spinal stenosis and arthritis. We've had our beds since 2007. I can't sleep on anything else and don't even care to try. Radisson Hotels have them in all their hotels. Even adding a featherbed to an innerspring won't make much difference. The key is to have support without pressure on your body. Diana maerceci maerceci 2014-02-10 06:00:20 -0600 Report

hi im having a problym that I take ambin for sleep by 300 in the morning I wake up thrashing around I do have restless leg but can u get it through out your body im at my wits end please help

Sugarlessfinally 2014-01-26 00:28:27 -0600 Report

My father has "gastroparesis" and it seem that he gets very cold and has to get under the covers. Then the nautious begins. What can he do to stop this. We do not know what to do it seems it just comes on. Thanking you in advance.