I ended up calling both the Gastroenterologist and the Neurologist yesterday morning, as I really couldn’t decide which one to call. Both answered my message in a timely manner. The Neurologist said to take Mylicom for the gas, but the Gastroenterologist wanted to see me that afternoon. I couldn’t see my regular doctor, as he was out of town, but I was just glad to get the appointment.
Dr. M poked around on my stomach and abdomen and it was extremely painful. He asked a lot of questions, as you might expect, and, since I’ve been keeping a journal ever since I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I was able to give him some pretty accurate answers as to onset, etc. He agreed that it is more than likely the Parkinson’s meds that are causing the problem.
He gave me some samples of Zelnorm to try, plus a prescription if it seemed to be helping. He feels like that will help my digestive system work better and perhaps solve my problem. I surely hope so.