http://www.grandtimes.com/Treatment_of_Irritable.html is a source of why they don't use narcotics regularly for IBS.K.quote:Â· Narcotic. Narcotic analgesic drugs are usually not prescribed for continuous treatment because of possible development of physical dependency or addiction and unwanted side effects, such as drowsiness and interference with clear thinking. Furthermore, continuous narcotic use can actually increase pain sensitivity and also alter gut motility, leading to severe constipation. This is called the â€œnarcotic bowel syndromeâ€ (Annals of Internal Medicine, 1984;101:331â€"334). Keeping these cautions in mind, narcotic analgesic drugs are occasionally used to relieve intermittent attacks of more severe pain.
Oh my, if I had to take percocet I could never leave because I would sleep all day. I had these after surgery and I finally told them no more...gimme just plain tylenol instead.I take Pamine(generic is METHSCOPOLAMINE) for the cramping and it works quite well. Its an anti-spasmodic, but works way better than all the others Ive tried. I take it before meals as a preventative and also if I have cramping at other times. I take 2.5mg. When I took Pamine Forte, they didnt come smaller than 5mg and I have to cut them in half because they were too strong.quote:Originally posted by Darice:Oh, I had no idea. What else would I use for the pain then. It is very bad. If I didnt have this medication I would never be able to leave the house because I would be laying on the floor in a ball all day. Thanks for the advice thought, I will talk to my doctor on our next visit.