Canyon, I can't remember - is it mostly C that you suffer with, or D?
Did you say you never tried Reglan?
Canyon, I was too impatient to wait for the info so I just went ahead and got a script for Reglan. It's only $10.00 so I figured I could spring for it!
I've taken this before but it was many, many years ago. And I honestly can't remember if it helped or not. What I DO remember is that I was taking a drug called Propulsid for years and it was suddenly yanked off the market (all the good ones are, right?) so doc told me to try the Reglan. I remember being so angry that my beloved Propulsid was gone that I can't tell you if I actually took the Reglan as directed. So, I thought I'd give it another try, especially after reading online that it is in the same class of drugs as the Propulsid.
I'll keep you posted!
Ok Canyon, you sold me.
Spent some time last night reading horror stories about Reglan. Now I remember why I was reluctant to take it those many years ago. I'm not going to pick that 10 dollar script up today! Instead, I ordered Motilium online at a Canadian website.
Lord, I hope it helps!
How very brave of you! Don't know if I would have tried ALL that, but hey, guess you won't know if it really works without taking it for a test drive!
Yes, I learned about the Canadian website after I posted to you. Cancelled that and went to the site you recommended, where I ordered the smallest amount (100) for 30.00.
Last night, while trying to sleep (unsucessfully), I started thinking about the differences between the two meds - regland and motilium. The first is said to increase motility where the second does not seem to have that property. Since nausea (which motilium seems to primarily treat) is not my main problem, I am wondering if Reglan is the better med. I'm really torn on this because of the side effect profile, but I KNOW I've taken it in the past and if memory serves me (debatable), the only side effect I had was tiredness and dry mouth.
SO - my new action plan is to TRY the reglan first and see if it has any positive impact on the C. That's my plan, anyway! Don't know if I'll actually have the courage to do it!
It's amusing to me that in my youth, I never hesitated to try drugs - all KINDS of drugs - for anything that ailed me. But now, nearing 50, I'm suddenly terrified of side effects! I've become such a wimp!
Sarita, thanks for the advice. I will call doc on Monday and tell him about Motilium. I don't know what he'll say but I can tell you that he's been my doc for 18 years now and has seen me go through all kinds of ups and downs. Since gastro is not his specialty, he has sent me to nearly all the GI's in Seattle and none of them have helped. He didn't hesitate to write the script for Reglan, but I know he is out of ideas for me. I honestly don't know how he will react to the idea of me taking a drug not approved in the US. Guess I'll find out.
Canyon, don't worry about suggesting it. I'm so completely neurotic, as I said before, that when the script comes, it will probably just sit here on my coffee table, along with all the other pills I should be taking (statin, iron supplement, reglan) that I'm too frightened to try! I will check with doc before I use it!
Post Edited (Canyonbabe711) : 5/10/2008 7:27:57 PM (GMT-6)