Hi...well, it very well may be that something else is going on. Have you had liver enzyme tests done?
The dicyclomine will help bladder spasming...are you going to see a urologist in two months?
You could maybe up your dosage of Culturelle...
It's good you have other tests in the works....the waiting game is the worst.
It's good your doc suggested 10mg...maybe take them twice a day...one at bedtime and one before lunch. See if that works.
If you feel crappy from 4 daily, then you'll stop taking them...I suggest you increase rather than stop altogether.
I went through all you're going through and can relate bigtime about
getting sick of all of it....
Seems your doc is at least wanting for you to have less discomfort.
If you're flaring..consider rectal meds.
*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 !!!