Thanks Shawn. Sorry for the late response, I was in the bat cave trying and testing to see if it worked. I asked on this forum mainly as I have seen L-glutamine being referenced w/ IBS-D.
I was actually trying to "firm" up my stool as I weaned off the Donnatal. Well, I can safely say that the L-Glutamine has definitely helped. Everyone is different, but after taking roughly 10g for 3 days (5g 30 min before breakfast and dinner), stools have definitely firmed up. I am hoping that there is some healing of my intestinal cells that have been damaged from a bad UC flare over a year ago w/ the L-glutamine. But I think it mainly is working by making my large intestine absorb more water. I know it is probably symptomatic relief, but I'll take it.
I will probably try to lower my dose to half of what it is now. Anyhow, just wanted to send you my thanks and report back.
Diagnosed with Pancolitis (Moderate in 4/5th of the colon, Mild in 1/5th) in July 2009
Lialda 4x a day (2x in the morning, 2x at night)
Align (Probiotic) 1x a day + Culturelle (Probiotic) 1x a day
Fish Oil 2x a day
Vitamin D 5000 IU 1x a day
L-Glutamine 10g (5g 30 min. before meals 2x a day)
Rowasa 1x a day when necessary
Life long vegetarian...