| | Re: Are any of you IBSers on pain meds for the cramps?
I've had IBS-D for about four years now and when I was diagnoised by a Gastrointologist, my doctor put me on pain meds to slow the bowels down and to help with the pain associated with the cramping. I've been on several and unfortunately have built quite a tolerance, but right now he has me on 180 mgs of Methadone a day. I also have Lomatil and Cholestyramine for when things get really bad. Clorlestyramine is a powder you mix with juice, soda, or like I do, Gatorade. I works really well for me, but you have to be careful you don't take too much or you'll be stopped up for several days.
Oxycodone worked pretty well for me, but my doctor went to Oxycontin, so it would last longer. I only had to take that three times a day. I then used Oxycodone for BT pain. If the Oxycodone works for you, you mights as well stay with it until you need to make a jump up to something else.
I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, just let me know and I'll try to answer them for you.
Last edited by RetiredDirector; 06-09-2004 at 12:42 PM.