D_A...I do have dry mouth, the dicyclomine could be a factor..as could sudafed when I need it, or from coffee or even from my toothpaste..some bother me more than others. I have dry eyes as well...but my sister has Sjogren's and I might be in that category eventually. Hasn't affected urination, however..I do drink enough water.
Worth a try for you I would think...when I used lomotil (and I don't remember what dosage that doc put me on), I was basically stoned mellow. Slowed everything down...but I was also very weak since I had lost so much weight from having diarrhea for 3 weeks straight. Stupid doctor didn't do stool samples (which might have shown if I had a gastro bug).
Let me know if you try it.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!