Anyone on Hyomax?

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   Posted 7/30/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I was prescribed this to help with IBS issues that I have with my Crohn's - it helps relax organs and muscles which helps stop the stomach from spasms that resulting in D.

I was told to take this either before I was doing something I knew I would be anxious about, or once I have symptoms. I've used it a few times, and it worked amazingly 3 out of those 5 times (not so well the last 2 times).

For those of you on it, have you ever taken it while flaring? If so, did it stop the D/nausea/discomfort/pain or just the D or did it not work at all? I am nervous my Crohn's is acting up again, which may be why the hyomax isn't working.

Dx with Crohn's Colitis; Meds: Pred and Imuran; female in late 20s.

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/31/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I started on it about 6-weeks ago.  I used to just use the Levsin which I put under my tongue when I'm out and about and start getting the intestinal cramping.  It did a pretty good job of relieving the symptoms but was not very long lasting.  My GI doc started me on the Hyomax which is basically the same thing, only in extended release form so its supposed to last longer.  I take 1/2 a pill every morning.  If I start getting symptomatic, I take another 1/2 or just take a Levsin.  My main complaint is with these drugs is the dry mouth side effect.  Otherwise, I'm fairly happy with them.
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.  Currently have C-Diff.
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort

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