My old GI from the Cleveland Clinic prescribed it for me years ago because I get horrible anxiety when leaving my house because of UC. I tried to take it and it made me feel loopy so I threw it in my bin with all of my other meds that I don't take.lol. Fast forward to now, I decided to try the medicine again, this time I only took a 1/2 a pill and it completely makes me feel normal with no anxiety, and no loopiness. It kicks in in about
15 minutes and I can leave my house without a thought in my mind about
UC. Once I'm out and about
, it wears off and I don't feel the need to take another one because once I'm out and going about
my day, I'm fine. I was going to call my new GI (I've been with him for about
2 years) and leave a message on the nurse's line to see about
getting a prescript
ion. I'm nervous that they're going to think I'm fishing for drugs. I'm not, since I'm only taking a 1/2 as needed and not every day. I am a little worried about
the addictive nature of the drug but I'm being very conscious about
only taking it as needed. I've tried other anxiety meds that you take daily and I don't like the side effects.
Anyway, just wondering if others use the drug????
Female, Age 37
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03
Diagnosed with UC 2/03
Cortenema as needed