Its more than likely Parkinson's, yet another of our many symptoms. Parkinson's affects all our muscles and that includes the ones in the gut .
I am fine in the morning but as the day goes on i get the bloated feeling due to the slowing down of my digestion. This slowing down is also a big factor in constipation and in reflux. Medication helps me, the dopamine keeps my muscles moving. Doperidone is also useful at times.
You could try a google search with bloating and Parkinsons and you will find alot of info i think.
i had terrible bloating - couldnt do up shoes! - fixed wit the above changes.
may not work for anyone else.
btw these fruits dont seem to effect madopar absoption so are good at breakfast.
if you get constipation and diahhorea gluten may be the culprit
Both my wife and I are following your tips as best we can, and we are grateful for the advice on the constipationary effects of many of the PD Medications. Thank
You to turnip for the tips regarding fresh fruit, I can`t stand it myself but my wife`s always liked it! And we`ll cut out wheat for a while to avoid the gluten.
Best Regards and Best Wishes to Everyone, Cowboy101 and Wife!
Changing subject entirely - my wife has, unexpectedly, had her medication changed, from 4mg RequipXL & 8mg Requip to RalneaXL, is it safe to take the two together and what differences are there between the two? If anyone knows we`d be grateful if you could tell us!! Best Wishes!
you may have your answer by now. Your wife is on Ropinerole - the actual name of the drug. Requip and Ralnea and other names are the trade names which vary depending on the manufacturer. As long as she is having the same strength and the same type ie long acting or short acting, whichever she is prescribed then she is getting the same medication made by a different manufacturer.
some people say they notice a difference between the differing maufacturers so like to stick to the same med but thats another story.
Regarding gastric problems, I have been plagued by hic ups since starting my medication. It is when I start to talk I get one or two hic ups. I assume this is part of the involuntary spasms. While reading posts on here someone mentioned liquorice tea. I can't find the post again but I thought I'd try some. Not sure what the benefits were but any port in a storm. Hic. Hic.
Hi Orphy, try this thread http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/forum/thread/53278