Dry heaving

Has anyone got experience of writhing feelings in their stomach with nausea and sometimes heaving; which is always dry? Is this likely to be due to muscle spasms? My partner has been struggling to eat for some time and is losing weight quite rapidly. We are trying dietary adjustments but some days he doesn’t seem to tolerate food because of the above. If you have experienced similar symptoms, what has helped?

Hi dkn,

Very sorry to hear about what your partner is going through, it must be a difficult time for both of you.

We have lots of information on eating problems with Parkinson’s on our website, which you can find here: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/eating-swallowing-and-saliva-control

We also have information on muscle cramps and dystonia that you may find useful: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/muscle-cramps-and-dystonia

For a more detailed, tailored response we’d recommend you contact our Helpline. You can reach them via email at [email protected], or call free on 0808 800 0303. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm, and on Saturday from 10am-2pm.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Moderation Team