Newbie 1965Cherokee, hello everyone! Little info, had IBS-D since I was 5. Had it for 40 years now and getting tired of it. Any bidders on this? I'll start it out at, say, $3.00! Okay, okay, $2.00 but that's my final offer. Just kidding. What treatments has everyone tried?
The link below has names of medicines used in Irritable bowel syndrome ... some of them have reviews linked to them. You may find these reviews helpful.
I have predominate diarrhea severe irritable bowel syndrome. I am a male, and have been a lotronex patient. I am currently at a sliding fee scale clinic since I've lost another job to the disease. I therefore cannot afford $1570 a month out of pocket for Lotronex: banned, brought back which sometimes works. I use Bentyl, an anti spasmodic and had been using codeine sulfate 60mg 4 times daily. That replaced 10yrs of Darvocet, another FDA ban.
I get episodes while on meds, although the pain is longer lasting and more severe as I get older. I now must take MORPHINE sulfate 15 mg 4 times daily since the health center's insurance co pay won't cover the codeine .
I hope the SSDI benefit starts soon, I am financially compromised as I wait on a decision.
The last year I have suffered greatly from IBS. I was miserable - diarrhea, nausea, cramping, especially in the mornings, and EVERY time I ate. Could not go anywhere without an episode. I lost 30 lbs. I began researching other treatments and meds because whatever the doctor gave me did little to combat. Found Pro-Biotics. Cost me less than $6 for 30 tabs - a one month supply - and you can buy them almost in any store over the counter. I take one about 1/2 hr before I eat at supper time. After one week I noticed a difference - episodes down from 7-8 x day to 4-6 x day. After 2 weeks nausea & cramping very minimal, episodes down 3-4 x day. After 3 weeks I am off ALL other meds. Stool is almost back to normal - has not been that way for over 2 years !! I am now going to give canine pro-biotics to my dog suffering from acute pancreatis and hopeful for the same results. I SWEAR by this !!!
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