How well has it worked for those of you that have tried it and what side effects did you have?
I was dx with Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) in 9/03. I started my gluten free diet and could tell a slight difference within a couple of days, the only symptoms that went away was the abdominal pain and cramps. Afterwards I still struggled with D everyday, I had to take Immodium every morning and go to the bathroom before I would / could leave my house. I became a prisioner of my own home. Finally in May 05 after other symptoms came up I was dx with Lupus and found out that is what was causing my other GI symptoms. I was put on Imuran and could tell a difference immediately... I didn't have D anymore whoooo hoooooo! I still struggled with the bathroom issue and wouldn't eat before I went anywhere but things were looking up.
Well after being on the meds for over a year I started having new GI symptoms, a lot of pain under my left rib after eating, not being able to eat fruits and veggies, constipation, etc. I have gone 7 days without going and then had to take something to move things along. I just don't understand why I would go from one extreme to another without an explanation?
I recently had some GI procedures done and the doc is saying IBS too and wants me to try Zelnorm. I took it a week ago Sat and had terrible diarrhea so I didn't take it again. Instead of continuing with the meds I decided to try adding more fiber to my diet, well it didn't work. On Wed I tried taking one just to get things moving, it didn't work, then I called my doc, they said to try a laxative. I took one on Thurs and NOTHING... then I took another one Friday night and Sat morning and FINALLY went that night! As the doctor instructed after things started moving I started the Zelnorm only 1 tab a day and had the same reaction yesterday (diarrhea, headache and nausea). I took it again today and NOTHING, no BM,,..... is this normal??????
I am so sorry this is so long.... thank you for listening.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding
~ Proverbs 3:5 ~
DX with: Lupus, Hashimoto's & Celiac
Imuran, Plaquenil, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl and Folic Acid
Post Edited (jhmom) : 10/9/2006 4:49:30 PM (GMT-6)