Aww jt80, if this is it and your doctor approves going off the med, then try it. What do you have to lose? Sometimes a medication can make things worse. I somehow got onto a generic form of Colace, for over a year but it contained sennasides in it. Ugh! I was experiencing all this rumbling and noises from my gut, very loud and bothersome and the urge to go all the time too. Turns out, senna is a natural herbal product added to laxatives that irritates the lining of the colon. As soon as I returned to simple named brand Colace, pricier but worth it, my gut quieted down and returned to how it was before - benefitted from this very simple stool softener. Of course I had to go thru that kicking myself phase, for accidentally getting on the generic form just to save $. Sometimes it's better not to scrimp that much. I was making my colon a major mess back then!
I am glad you are examining every thing you're doing right now to at least validate each thing (diet, med, etc.) to keep or eliminate. This is what I suggested - going back to square one and approaching your IBS symptoms with a new perspective. Good for you!
Hoping this is it! Sure would be nice if this was your solution!
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening
Post Edited (Marsky) : 9/1/2009 10:35:10 PM (GMT-6)