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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 1/31/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had what i think is IBS for five years. I do not have to go to the bathroom more than once a day but after I do I am crampy, bloated and have stomach problems for 2 - 8 hours afterward. Gatro dr says it is a spastic colon. My feet actually hurt afterwards, something my gastro dr has no explanation for. Back in 2008 he gave me a prescription for Hyoscamine . I tried it for a few days and it did not work. Back in late December I found the bottle and decided to take the rest of it to see if it worked. I also took Griffonex 5 HTP which has serotonin it at the same time. In a week my symptoms were gone. I was stunned . I am not sure if it is the Hyoscamine  ort the Griffonex or combination of both. However, I looked on the internet and noticed that Hyoscamine is no longer available. I was devastated. Do you know if there is another drug comparable? Maybe it has been th Griffonex that is helping.

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 2/2/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hyoscamine did not help me either and I took it for a month, plus my insurance would not cover it.  But then nothing has helped me at all, so good luck to you.
Leslie King

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 2/12/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hyoscyamine is still available under the name Levsin or NuLev. Another similar drug you might want to give a try is Donnatal, Belladonna Alkaloids. I thought Donnatal worked better than Hyro but it wasn't perfect. Hyro worked for me okay for me sometime but it always gave me a headache about an hour after taking it.

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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/18/2010 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started taking hyoscyamine today for the first time.  I have been living with this painful eating problem for several yrs, having colonoscopy every 5 years with no sign of disease, so I just figured it was stress.  After 2 visits to the ER, I figured it was time to get a diagnosis.  Have another appt tomorrow with MD as a followup to see how I have been doing.  Not much has changed, but the pain is less severe.
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