Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Digestive Health Support Forum banner
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just got a call that I made it in. Apparently the symptoms I've been reporting during the past two week screening phase were what they were looking for. I will pick up the 'drug' on Wedndesday. I think that after a few weeks I will be able to tell if I got the real thing or a placebo. I have my fingers crossed that I get alosetron and that it works! Imagine what that could mean for all of us!(unfortunately they have found that the drug is only for women) This is the last phase of clinical trials - the drug should be available to the public by prescription in 2000. Let's pray that this is the miracle we have all been hoping for. LynneB
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Hi LynneBI'm glad to hear you made the study. When they braught out Viagra it was only for men and now woman are using it too ,, never loose hope LOL!! Keep us informed as to how it's going.Hope it worksGood LuckHaniel
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thank you so much for trying this new med out! People like you will help us all in the long run. I hope you feel better soon.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
EXCELLENT!!!!! Please keep us posted of how you are doing! Thank you so much for having the courage to do this. GOOD LUCK! YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS!
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Wow!! LynneB... That is the best news. I am so happy for you. Are you excited? How long is the study? Sorry, I have lots of questions. I want you to know that I wish you all the best. Please keep us posted on how well you're doing. Wouldn't it be great if that medicine is the key to solving this IBS mystery? GOOD LUCK !!!
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Flubug - The test is a year long. I won't know if I'm taking the drug or the placebo, and won't find out until the end of the study. But, I know my IBS symptoms well, and if whatever they give me isn't working after a few weeks, why would I stick with it for a year? I guess they must factor this into their research. Actually, I can keep my IBS pretty well under control (some of the time) with calcium, but stopped taking it for the two week screening phase so that I could report to them my 'true' symptoms. Well, I paid for that the past few weeks! I had symptoms galore! I am taking calcium again, but will stop the calcium after a few days of taking the drug they give me, continue to take their drug, and see what happens, so I can see if it really works. I will give it a fair try and see what happens.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Hi again LynneB,I'm sorry that you had to go off the calcium for two weeks to show your "true" symptoms. That had to be awful. I know it will be worth it for you when you get the "real" drug and have wonderful success with it. I didn't realize studies went on that long. But if it lasts a year and you get the real drug, think how great that year could be!! Bringing in 2000 with Alosetron. I do agree with you that if you get the placebo and it's unbearable, you should stop. Makes sense to me. Why put yourself thru that aggravation? Doesn't matter Lynne, I am so happy for you. I'm really thrilled to know that you'd try a drug to help all of us with IBS. Truly, you have made my day. I'm proud of you. I will be around if you need anything. I'm a really good listener. I think you're brave to do the study. Best of luck. Cheryl
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Thanks, Cheryl.Your words of encouragement mean alot to me. As you may know from reading my previous posts, I am going through some though times right now. Knowing that you and the others are there for me helps SO MUCH that I can't even put it into words. Take care,Lynneme =
(The smile is due to your support)(Hey, maybe we should create a 'mood meter' that people can use to help explain how they feel. You know, like a message followed by 5 smiles is the happiest you can be and 5 frowns is the lowest? What does everybody think? Just a fleeting thought.)Meant to add this for anyone who is interested:alosetron HCl A selective hydroxytryptamine type 3 (5HT3)-receptor antagonist for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Ongoing clinical trials demonstrate reduced symptoms and improved bowel function in female patients; however, no significant relief of symptoms is reported by male patients. [This message has been edited by LynneB (edited 05-17-99).]
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
BL,For the 'smilies' go to FAQ (frequently asked questions) at the top of the BB page. It explains there how to do the all of these:
and
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
I am so happy for you, Lynne. I hope that you will get the drug and that it works for you and all of us.
I don't know why that happened. I did it the way I usually do and it came up like this. Sorry.[This message has been edited by gal4 (edited 05-17-99).]
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Congratulations from me, too. I hope that you get the real thing and that it works. I don't understand why it only works for women. Is it a hormonal thing? If so, do post-menopausal women not qualify? Sorry, too many questions. Good luck.
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
I think that it was this, but I'v heard that can be bad especially when taken with calcium. GOOD LUCK and U R IN MY PRAYERS!!!
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Dear Lynne,Hi, I'm a "usual" at another IBS Board, but your dear friend Cheryl posted her excitement (at the other board) about you getting accepted for the Alosetron trial. Just thought I'd pop over here to say "from one IBS Board poster to another...here's my best wishes that you get "THE REAL THING" and that it does work miracles for you!!! Good Luck!!!"Karen
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Dear LynneB-Congratulations! I am so glad for you that you got into the study. I am hoping so much that you get the real thing and not a placebo. I will be thinking of you and praying that you find relief! -Kayla
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top