Zelnorm, anyone?

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sweeterthanhoney
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   Posted 1/31/2006 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have IBS-C, and  am having a really difficult time right now, and want to  see if I can get a script for Zelnorm from my Doc.  Has anyone tried it?  I would appreciate and comments  of those who know about this med.
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   Posted 1/31/2006 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on it for about 8 months. I loved it... It wasn't a cure but it worked wonders for me. At first it worked fabulously and then after about a month it started to taper off. But it still worked better than if I took nothing.
There are, however, some members here who tried it and didn't like it. I think it gave them D and cramps. I never had D from it - but I did have headaches for the first few days. Maybe a couple cramps too (but nothing to give me D from). After those first few days went by I was feeling good. I was way more regular.
I hope you can get the RX, and I really hope it works for you.
Good luck!
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sweeterthanhoney
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   Posted 1/31/2006 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks 7lil!

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supplements: probiotics, garlic pills, magnesium, melatonin, b12(sublingual)
 
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dbab
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   Posted 2/1/2006 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I hate to rain on the parade but I was one of the ones that did not do good on Zelnorm however that doesn't mean that it won't be good for you. Since then I have found that I have a real sensitivity to a lot of different meds. I don't think that its much of an allergy than maybe an intolerance however Zelnorm had me in horrific cramps and D (the D I could live with but the cramps were really bad for me).
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anitasue
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   Posted 2/1/2006 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm on Zelnorm after Miralax didn't work.  The Zelnorm works for me, with the exception of lately when I went on estrogen, which made me so C that nothing worked.  Zelnorm never gave me cramps or D, just made it possible to have a BM.

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   Posted 2/1/2006 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi anitasue,
Welcome to HealingWell! :-)
Thanks for the input. Hope to see you around.
Take care...
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sophieWVU
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   Posted 2/1/2006 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Zelnorm was better than nothing in that I went more often and when I did get C it would correct itself within a few days (no laxatives necessary).  I had no side effects except headaches the first few days.  Didn't really help me with bloating or gas.  However, once I started it was when I started to get the thin loose BMs that made me feel like I wasn't done and I was horribly bloated and gassy afterward.  I stopped taking it a year ago and that still is what I have almost everyday (peppered with rare "normal" or completlely C days or few days a month), so even when I go I feel horrible (rarely have a "normal" BM like I did like 2-3 days a week like before).  When the doc asked how much I improved as a percent I said 20-30.  For  over 150 dollars a bottle I don't know if it's worth it.  Plus the effectiveness decreased pretty rapidly.  I'd rather go normal a few days a week with a few bouts of C every month then go everyday and feel like I didn't with horrilbe gas and bloating like now. 

firecracker9922
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   Posted 2/13/2006 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
the doctors gave me zelnorm they could have just gave me a sugar pill it did nothing

dbab
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   Posted 2/13/2006 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi firecracker,
When I was IBS-C, I couldn't handle the zelnorm for other reasons... my doc put me on Miralax and it was very successful for me. You may want to ask your doc about it.
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firecracker9922
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   Posted 2/16/2006 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
ok i will thanks dbab i will let you know how it worksi go see him again tuesday thanks again
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