So sorry to have scared you...It certainly wasn't my intention :) ...I have no horrifying reasons why Zelnorm and DA shouldn't be taken together. That's just it....I really wasn't given a reason as to why I shouldn't take them together. I did ask but the only response was that the Dr. could try something else if the Zelnorm wasn't working. The thing that makes me wonder if they even know what DA is, is that the nurse put me on hold and kept coming back asking me again and again what it was called....I just have a feeling.
Initially, I was so disgusted with having this condition all I would do is cry. I try to keep it in perspective...I know there are alot of people suffering from alot worse but IBS has pretty much taken over my life. Now, I am on a kick to find some sort of relief from this so I can have a life again. I am willing to try anything at this point. I am kind of a quiet person and alot of times I feel like none of these doctors really listen to me...I have been to 4 different doctors for this and this is the first time I was ever prescribed anything. First time any test was done (colonoscopy) My husband kept telling me...you have to speak up and tell them exactly what this is doing to you ( ididn't want to whine to them)...so I did and he did and this is where I am at. I guess they're right when they say the squeaky wheel gets the oil! I am no longer willing to sit back and let IBS ruin my life. I am 28 years old, I have a beautiful 2 year old little girl who needs me to go to the park with her and for walks and to her ballet recitals and to Disney World!! I know she has suffered with me by not being able to do these kinds of things with her. That is just not acceptable to me!!! So I will continue to hound this doctor until we find something that works! I think I will try to stop by his office with the box of DA so that he can tell me himself why he thinks I shouldn't take it. Are there any side effects from taking DA? I was so excited when I read the testimonials on the ganeden website!
Post Edited (7Lil) : 11/3/2005 10:40:07 AM (GMT-7)
I am on Zelnorm and it has helped a lot but its not perfect. I am finding a few things combined with zelnorm really makes it more potent. I take citrucel twice a day (not metamucil which causes gas) but citrucel causes no gas and helps you regulate yourself (remember its a fiber which is CRUCIAL if you have constipation) and secondly, primal defense (probiotic) which makes me feel good inside. Keeps toxins in check and makes me work a lot better
First thing to remember, when you are asking any doctor about nutrition i.e. supplements, etc they generally aren't too bright. You may know more than them. WHY?
Doctors ONLY receive 4 hours of training in nutrition in med school. Does this make them qualified to give advice on nutrition. I don't think it does. Its sad that so many problems can be helped or solved with the change in a diet or the understanding of the many wonderful things out their that can help in the way of supplements ....
I have literally been to hell and back again with IBS....I know its awful and frustrating. Hang in there. One doctor did tell me something that I keep trying to remind myself you have IBS you have to find a way to live with it. When I get down I try to think of it and then try to rack my brain on how I can improve to make IBS more copeable ie diet....supplementation.
The GOOD thing is they are coming out with new supplements all the time which really help