Hey Bella_sky and welcome to Healingwell. I have never been a big Bentyl fan myself as it really doesn't help with all the pain we have, great for spasms though. I am not addicted or dependent on pain meds, but I am sure if I used it more I could be. But in my eyes, I have chronic pain everyday, most from my joints now, so I have to use the pain meds daily just to get thru the pain. I started off taking 1/2 tab of Vicodin, but that quit working for me, so now I take 1/2 Percoset three times a day. Many of us on the forum have to use these pain meds just to get thru our days. Most GI's are notorious for not prescribing pain meds, so we either get them from our family docs or from pain mgmt docs. Alot of folks on the forum have had luck with Tramadol aka Ultram. Hope that helps.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
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