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Hi everybody! I have a quick question for some of you. My dr. put me on the highest dosage of Dicetel and said that if it didn't significantly reduce the symptoms, I don't have IBS. Does this sound right to you? Because the Dicetel isn't relieving my symptoms (actually things are worse)! Any thoughts...
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Doesn't make much sense to me as some drugs just don't work for some people even for much more definable conditions than IBS. That's why we usually have more than one drug for each disease.Some antihistamines do diddly-squat for me. That doesn't mean that when I take those antihistamines I don't have allergies.K.------------------I have worked for the government and at universities doing scientific research primarily in the area of the environment and the impact of environmental factors on human health, I have never done any independant clinical testing for the pharmaceutical industry, nor have I ever worked for a drug company. I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial, natural, or any other product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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Doesn't make much sense to me as some drugs just don't work for some people even for much more definable conditions than IBS. That's why we usually have more than one drug for each disease.Some antihistamines do diddly-squat for me. That doesn't mean that when I take those antihistamines I don't have allergies.K.------------------I have worked for the government and at universities doing scientific research primarily in the area of the environment and the impact of environmental factors on human health, I have never done any independant clinical testing for the pharmaceutical industry, nor have I ever worked for a drug company. I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial, natural, or any other product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.html
 

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That's what I thought, too kmottus. It didn't make much sense to me either. Anyway, I think I will ask for a specialist during my next visit. My GP just doesn't seem to have an indepth understanding of this problem. Thanks.
 

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That's what I thought, too kmottus. It didn't make much sense to me either. Anyway, I think I will ask for a specialist during my next visit. My GP just doesn't seem to have an indepth understanding of this problem. Thanks.
 

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That kind of method sounds questionable as antispasmodics don't work for a lot of people who do have IBS. Diagnosis of IBS should be made based on symptoms and exclusion of other illnesses, not whether a drug works or not.
 

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That kind of method sounds questionable as antispasmodics don't work for a lot of people who do have IBS. Diagnosis of IBS should be made based on symptoms and exclusion of other illnesses, not whether a drug works or not.
 

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My dr. hasn't excluded enough to dianose me with IBS. He put me on Dicetel and explained that if this doesn't work, then I don't have IBS. It sounded a little bit iffy to me. I doubt that diagnosing a person with IBS is as simple as this!!
 

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My dr. hasn't excluded enough to dianose me with IBS. He put me on Dicetel and explained that if this doesn't work, then I don't have IBS. It sounded a little bit iffy to me. I doubt that diagnosing a person with IBS is as simple as this!!
 

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I'm taking Dicetel and apparently it is the most commonly prescribed IBS medication in Canada. That cetainly doesn't mean it works in every situation - what does? Lots of people have negative results when they try it. Sounds like you should definitely ask for a specialist or at least try a new doctor.
 

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I'm taking Dicetel and apparently it is the most commonly prescribed IBS medication in Canada. That cetainly doesn't mean it works in every situation - what does? Lots of people have negative results when they try it. Sounds like you should definitely ask for a specialist or at least try a new doctor.
 

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I've been taking Dicetel for over a year and my memory it not great but I seem to remember my doctor warning me that the symptoms could worsen before it got better. Also it takes a while for the effect to kick in. [This message has been edited by me3 (edited 08-26-2001).]
 

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I've been taking Dicetel for over a year and my memory it not great but I seem to remember my doctor warning me that the symptoms could worsen before it got better. Also it takes a while for the effect to kick in. [This message has been edited by me3 (edited 08-26-2001).]
 
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