It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 70
Thunderbolt HB User
Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Hi, I'm new to this forum.

I have been experiencing a recurrance of spastic colon which has become quite severe at times. I am consuming lots of fiber to help deal with this, but it does not bring much relief. I will discuss this with my doctor, but what I'd like to ask those who are or have dealt with the same problem is what if any medications are effective in relieving the spasming?

Would appreciate any info.
Thanks

Last edited by Thunderbolt; 04-16-2004 at 12:06 AM.

 
Old 04-16-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA
Posts: 1,291
Katie G HB UserKatie G HB User
Smile Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Hi there - when you're talking spastic colon, do you mean pain with the spasms? The reason I ask is that some docs just like to call IBS "spastic colon" without really specifying what symptoms a person is having.

If you're having a noisy gut, and pain with intestinal contractions, the drug Bentyl might help since it's an anti-spasmodic and helps some people with the pain of IBS. You can take it in 10 & 20 mg doses - it may cause drowsiness and dry mouth in some people until your body gets used to it.

Good luck,
Katie G

Last edited by moderator4; 04-17-2004 at 07:09 AM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-16-2004, 10:42 AM   #3
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 70
Thunderbolt HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Katie,
Actually I did use Bentyl when I first started having this problem over 20 years ago, but it was ineffective as were other drugs at the time. I'm hoping that maybe there are some newer medications which are better. I believe the spasm is the pain.

I am able to get some relief by using Vicodin which I have left over from my surgery that I had in January, but that's a pain killer and I don't want to use that over a long period of time.

Last edited by moderator4; 04-17-2004 at 07:11 AM.

 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:13 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 81
hope2004 HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Thunderbolt when you say PAIN..may I ask what part of your stomach bother you?? the reason I ask because I have the mild to severe abdominal pain, it may be IBS too I am taking Donnatol and it help me the little, my pain right in the middle of my abdominal

 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:39 PM   #5
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 70
Thunderbolt HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

It is not in the abdomen; it is up past the rectum in the colon.

Last edited by moderator4; 04-17-2004 at 07:12 AM.

 
Old 04-16-2004, 09:53 PM   #6
Inactive
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 62
Asleep HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Sounds like your sigmoid colon, do you ever feel it on the lower left side of your abdomen. Bentyl might help. If not, try Levsin. I still have pain, but at least I can get out of bed and go to work now.

 
Old 04-16-2004, 11:05 PM   #7
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 70
Thunderbolt HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Nope, Bentyl was absolutely worthless.

As I said I do not feel anything in the abdomen.

Last edited by moderator4; 04-17-2004 at 07:16 AM.

 
Old 04-17-2004, 07:36 AM   #8
Inactive
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 20
spasman HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Hi,Thunder,i have same as you spastic.
In 4 days,i will see a palliative care specialist to get Methadone as a anti-pain medication.Some ibs sufferers have benefits from it.Apparently that is the best anti-pain medication available.

 
Old 04-17-2004, 03:28 PM   #9
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 70
Thunderbolt HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Quote:
Originally Posted by spasman
Hi,Thunder,i have same as you spastic.
In 4 days,i will see a palliative care specialist to get Methadone as a anti-pain medication.Some ibs sufferers have benefits from it.Apparently that is the best anti-pain medication available.
Methadone?

 
Old 04-19-2004, 10:29 PM   #10
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 57
LouAnn53 HB UserLouAnn53 HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Hi, I take a prescription drug called Dicyclomine (20mg) when I get an attack. It makes me very sleepy, but it takes away the pain in the abdomen and cuts down on the number of times I have to visit the bathroom.

 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:03 AM   #11
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 70
Thunderbolt HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Dicyclomine is the generic for Bentyl.

Once again, the pain is NOT in the abdomen when this occurs and Bentyl/Dicyclomine was ineffective.

I am happy to report that I have been free of it for the past four days.

Last edited by moderator4; 05-10-2004 at 10:05 PM.

 
Old 04-21-2004, 03:49 PM   #12
Inactive
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 20
spasman HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Yes Methadone.5 IBS sufferers are on it and they are IBS-free with it.
I frustrated that my docs are afraid to go on with my prescription.I don't think the side effect can be worst than IBS itself.

 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:04 PM   #13
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 70
Thunderbolt HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

That's got to be the first time I've heard of methadone being used for something other then the treatment of heroin addiction, but if it works...

 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:12 AM   #14
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 79
LIND HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

Thunderbolt,

You are the first person that I have read that used Vicodin for IBS other than myself. This is the only life saver that I have had. For some reason the Vicodin stops the spasms in my colon and constipates me which I need. This is the only way that I can live my life, travel, etc; I have been crazy, feeling guility, just thinking about taking such a drug but then realized that for now its helping me and I can live a normal life. I obviously use this drug with caution and am very aware of the possibilities of addiction so I am very careful. I discovered it by accident while taking it when I was suffering from shingles. It's not something I would reccommend to everyone. Your doctor needs to trust you before he prescribes a drug like this.
Good Luck.

LIND

Last edited by moderator4; 05-10-2004 at 10:08 PM.

 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:51 AM   #15
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 70
Thunderbolt HB User
Re: Spastic colon - Any effective drugs?

I only used Vicodin twice getting pretty much full relief the first time and partial the next. These are left over from my surgery to repair a hernia back in January.

I've been free of spastic colon for a couple of weeks now. I get it on occasion for maybe a day or two, but this last time was for just over a week.

Last edited by moderator4; 05-10-2004 at 10:09 PM.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
I think I have spastic pelvic floor syndrome pinchharmonic Bowel Disorders 1 02-08-2011 10:05 PM
Colon Cancer confirmed - Surgery Questions weezee62 Cancer: Colon 3 04-26-2010 11:40 AM
Spastic Sigmoid colon robin63 Digestive Disorders 0 07-11-2009 06:07 AM
narrow spastic sigmoid colon dbbauer1 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 0 11-29-2008 11:09 AM
Need to Hear from Stage 3 Colon Cancer Survivors, Please bmccrea Cancer: Colon 22 05-08-2006 05:21 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



solofelix (24), flipfleury (19), Gugulimo (5), seabell (5), ladybud (4), JJ (4), gmak (4), puzzik79 (4), Meadowsweet33 (3), simone444 (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1165), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:33 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!