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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/2/2009 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking this for the last 3 weeks and have not noticed it doing anything except making me starving all the time.. Does anyone else see an increase in appetite from taking this?? I have put on about 5 lbs in 3 weeks. I have not changed my workouts or diet. I just seem to be hungry all the time since taking it.. Just want to know if it is just me?? I am considering not taking it anymore.  What do you think? Thanks

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   Posted 11/2/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I have never had anything except Prednisone cause me to have an increased appetite. The Bently is just a med for the intestinal spasms we get. I haven't heard of anyone getting those side effects from it, but maybe somebody else has. Good luck!
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   Posted 11/2/2009 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Bentyl, and it doesn't do that to me. But I have other meds that do weird things to me that they don't do to other people. There are several anti spasmodic meds available, so maybe you can get your doctor to Rx another one.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 11/2/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been taking Bentyl twice a day for some time and havent noticed getting hungrier tho until they just put me on Prednisone to replace Entocort...
24 female, dx w/CD finally in July 2009, currently taking remicade, prednisone to counteract side-effects of remicade, pentasa, cipro, flagyl, probiotics, celexa, bentyl, and biofeedback.
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/2/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all who responded...I guess I will just ask the Doc for something else.. Good luck to all of you.

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   Posted 11/5/2009 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   
The only thing Bentyl ever did was make me nauseous, tired, and give me cotton mouth lol. Those things definitely didn't make me want to eat more but I guess things effect everyone differently.
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