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You can look up the side effects of any medication by hitting the search key at the top of the page and typing in the medication name. That way you can read the side effects for yourself. Just remember, any side effect listed is simply a possibility, NOT a sure thing. Often if you take a medication and do experience a side effect, the side effect will likely disappear (or lessen quite a bit) after your body becomes accustomed to it. This normally takes a week or two. I have IBS and have taken dicyclomine for over 20 years with no problems at all. It has been like a miracle for relieving and allowing me to live with my IBS. I sincerely hope you'll give it a chance. I hope this helps!
No, you are not crazy! (I am assuming that is what you are asking). I am the same way. I don't like things that make me feel 'funny in the head'...
You asked this 16 days so this may not be helpful, but for whatever it is worth. :), I'll give you my experience. Of course as you know, everyone is different. Hopefully you have been using your dicyclomine and long getting relief!
Dicyclomine makes me high as a kite (and not in a good way :) ). Spacey, but not sleepy, hard to concentrate.. just yucky. And, maybe when my pain is severe it might take the edge off. I was given 20 mg pills to take 3x/day if I want. I cut those in 1/2, so take 10 mgs when my pain is severe, because it is all I have. This dose is more tolerable. Still I could not drive safely on it or function normally, so I only take it at night, or if I am not going out.
I also have very atypical IBS, severe pain is my major symptom, and it does not come and go as seems to be the case with most people, it has been constant for 8 years.
Because I don't like the way it makes me feel, I sometimes get very anxious, so now usually take it with an anti anxiety drug.
I would suggest trying it on a day or two when you don't have to go anywhere, just to see, and if you don't like it, it will wear off!
I have a bottle of 90 (which is 180 doses for me), and I have had it several years. That is how often I use it. Simply because the relief is so minimal, it is not worth being non functional unless I'm desperate. I have never taken more than 10 mg/day.
Hope you have better luck with it!
Hi ng. I can certainly relate to how you feel about trying a new medication.
I had never heard of dicyclomine till last week! My GI doc gave me a prescription for it last week after I had a CT scan and was diagnosed with diverticulitis. I thought, what the heck is this prescription supposed to do?
So I called the doctor's office to find out why I was supposed to take it, lol. It has been a lifesaver! i was in a lot of pain with my infection, so it helped me by stopping the cramping in my tummy every time I ate something. I have since found out that it is a common drug taken by so many people with IBS problems. I feel very safe taking it. Believe me, I am thankful to have it. Now that I am getting better, I am only going to take it as needed instead of on a regular schedule. I hope this helps you to not be so afraid of this medication. Hope you feel better! "G"
- Dicyclomine Information for Consumers
- Dicyclomine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dicyclomine (detailed)
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