As with many others, one of the discomforts identified as part of, or precipitated by PD, I have often struggled with GI issues. Whatever was prescribed or suggested did not solve my problems. I was sent to UNM for a "work-up". Cut to the chase, it appears that I have Dx: Achalasia. The surgeon said that there were 3 methods of treatment. One I forgot, 2 is surgery not recommended at my age due to a high mortality rate (-O and 3 is Botox injected into the esophagus. No comments, please about side trips past my face. Any thoughts and/or suggestions? I could use some help.