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Levsin IBS Constipation Diarrhea Stomach Pains

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#1 ButtAches404


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:03 PM


I've been on Levsin for a few years.  But my prescribed dosage instructions don't seem to work well enough for me.


Here's what my bottle states:


Take 1-2 pills every 4-6 hours 15-30 minutes before eating.


My doctor tells me basically the same thing.  But my doctor adds an extra dosage before bedtime.   My doctor also told me only take them if I plan to eat, and not take them if I feel well.


If I have too much Levsin in my system I get constipated really bad.  :(    The pain is unbearable.    It's like someone squeezing the life out of me from the inside and outside at the same time.  :(

The pain only goes away after a long battle of a BM.   Which I need to eat/drink gas & diarrhea inducing foods like: chocolate milk, brusel sprouts, broccoli, etc.   After I go I feel drained, but at

least I feel somewhat better.   Usually I may need a Lomotil (Lonox) to control the diarrhea.   One of those is as strong as two Imodiums.   I try only to take them as a last resort.   The most I ever

take is two, but I can take a max of three a day if needed.


These meds I have IBS covered coming & going.  But the pain is always in control.  :(


Does anyone else here take these meds?  

If so, how do you take them?  

How often do you take them? 

Do you have a special diet that helps you use them effectively?  

What is it?



Thx,  :)

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