This is my first visit to this message board and it has been really helpful! I was just wondering if anyone has used bentyl in the past, and if so, how it compares to zelnorm? I take bentyl almost every morning. It helps keep things moving, so to speak, so it has actually been very effective for me. The problem is that I feel stoned for about 2-3 hours after I take it (and it is really most effective if taken in the morning, so switching to an evening dose is not an option for me.) It has taken me two months to convince my doctor to let me try zelnorm and I finally have the medication. But now, after reading about everyone's experiences on zelnorm, I'm not sure I should give up a med that works for me when so many people seem to have had a less than successful experience with the zelnorm. I feel like I have a better idea of what to expect once I start taking the zelnorm, but I'm more apprehensive than I was before I started reading all the messages!