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Joan M
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   Posted 7/22/2006 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Have been out of the woods for quite a while with the use of zelnorm twice a day and various doses of Konstyl (it's a fiber product). However I now have a bleeding ulcer and have been taking carafate since May 22 to try to cure it.  That in turn has brought on some constipation.  Now I have fecal incontinence because of use of oral bowel softeners.
The whole thing has been a bit nightmarish.

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   Posted 7/23/2006 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
that is a common side effect of carafate. Can't win1

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   Posted 7/23/2006 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Joan Mack,
I am with you...I have been on Previcid, Sucralfate,and Zantax for my upper problems, and now I drink Cholestrymine for the lower problems...GI says that I can wean off the other meds cause I am on the Cholestrmine, yah right, came of my Previcid and didn't make it to 12 hours./...I get really bad heartburn and I vomit bile with it as well, have GERD and Hiatal wish there was a happier ending!!!!

Joan M
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   Posted 7/24/2006 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Got you both. I looked up through goggle NIH + bleeding stomach ulcer and got their recommendations. Called my pharmacist and then called my regular doctor and told the receptionist that my pharmacist and I had discussed changing perscription. Hope it works out. I blame the GI guy and I switched but have to wait to see the new GI guy.

I have the pain on left side now around breast bone and that is indicative of the ulcer pain. Didn't know that until I read it at the library.

Some deal ain't it with the medical people? Hugs to you both.
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