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Anyone try Levsin or Bentyl for IBS-C?


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#1 sjw596

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 01:35 PM

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I've suffered IBC-C for more than 40 years and have taken every available prescription drug.  I've been on Motegrity for over a year, and it helps; not as much as when I started. I use MOM and/or Miralax as an adjunct for their osmotic properties.  Now, the IBS part of my condition is giving me fits. I do have a BM daily, but usually incomplete.  After a meal, I feel as though I should have a BM and feel the "urge" transversely along my lower abdomen.  Lot's of gas.  To actually go, I have to strain slightly, which produces meager results, but makes me feel better.  It's as though having a BM "makes room" for more material to pass along my colon too soon, where it wants to come out. 

 

Maybe I'm taking too much MOM.  My recent colonoscopy was fine, and I had a right hemicolectomy six years ago.  The GI-NP has given me Levsin to try, 0.125 mg, sublingual when symptoms begin.  I've taken it a couple times thus far, with no or very little improvement; I can try 0.25 mg.  Has anyone with similar symptoms tried Levsin?  I also understand the Bentyl is an alternative, but have no idea whether it would work better/worse.  Thanks.



#2 annie7

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 01:46 PM

both levsin and bentyl are antispasmodics and, as such,  can be constipating.  i'm a bit surprised they prescribed these for you


these are just my own thoughts. for expert medical advice please contact a health care professional.


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Posted 05 December 2020 - 02:09 PM

Thanks.  I did see that when I studied the drugs, but the Levin hasn't done that yet, though my dose is minimal.  In a way, having a constipating effect could be a good thing after meals, as long as it doesn't go too far.  I've considered taking a couple Pepto Bismol tabs, but they also may be constipating and work against my MOM.  







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