Irritable bowel syndrome after colon surgical resection; stress very much exacerbates pain of colon muscle spasms. But am looking for a SAFE solution. No comments seen that mention this type of muscle spasm. Thanks for any help you can provide.
Is methocarbamol safe and useful for colon spasms of IBS?
Question posted by truesinger on 11 Nov 2010
Last updated on 8 August 2021 by Tylerallen
I had a bowel resection when I was four, leading to years of IBS. I do take Robaxin, but for fibromyalgia. I didn't notice an improvement the spasms with Robaxin. My GI dr has me taking dicyclomine for the spasms. The results have been mixed; sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't. It can make you more constipated. I hope you find something that works. I know how it feels. Tylerallen
No. methocarbamol is for skeletal muscle relaxation. The colon is made up of smooth muscle. So methocarbamol will have no effect on the colon.
I took methocarbamol (Robaxin) for back pain spasms. It worked for me.
But, I am not a doctor and I wish you will make them sit down and explain things when they give them to you... Good Luck and all the best..
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