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Old 11-08-2004, 03:57 AM   #1
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Does Levsin Help Anyone??

I have rather severe IBS-D. My doctor had me take trial of Levsin. It did nothing. I mean absolutely nothing for my cramps or D. He had me increase my dosage... still no effect at all. He was very surprised that it did not help. He said almost everyone sees some benefit from Levsin. He refused to let me try Lomotil, which I have heard is very effective.

My question.. Does Levsin work for any of you? If so, what effect does it have?

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Old 11-09-2004, 03:26 AM   #2
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Re: Does Levsin Help Anyone??

well, it's been a long time since i have had an attack. No current med take for UC. Praise the lord!
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:18 AM   #3
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Re: Does Levsin Help Anyone??

What meds do you take? How often?

 
Old 11-12-2004, 09:54 AM   #4
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I am currently taking levisin it works for me I take it every morning with my pills. I have severe IBS-D

 
Old 11-12-2004, 03:02 PM   #5
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Re: Does Levsin Help Anyone??

How much do you take? How long did it take to start working?

 
Old 11-12-2004, 05:09 PM   #6
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Re: Does Levsin Help Anyone??

.125 mg I take the generic Hyoscyamine. I have been taking it for a long time granted I do still have gas but the cramping has stopped i would double over in discofort there are others things you can try if you have been taking it for a period with no help tell your dr you can try something else. I hope this helps. Oh yeah I still have lots of bloating doesnt help that cant seem to find anything for that hopefully after surgery I wont have it anymore

 
Old 11-13-2004, 04:30 AM   #7
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Re: Does Levsin Help Anyone??

I have tried double that dosage with no results. My doc said the only alternative is imodium.... that medication stops my D, but then leaves me constipated for days. I wonder why Levsin will not work for me?

 
Old 01-14-2005, 05:26 PM   #8
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Re: Does Levsin Help Anyone?? Yes it does for me

I had gone to my Gastroenterologist he prescribed me Levison based on the following symptoms.

#1. Had an episodes of a very sharp spasim like sharp pain below the right rib cage area that came on at night AM.
The spasim pain was exactly like leg spasim/cramp charlie horse type pain.
It lasted 20 minutes.
Pain came on suddenly accompanied with nausea and sweating.
Pain was so bad I could not move.
During the painful episode I was contemplating on going to the hospital however the pain subsided within about 20 minutes.

#2. Also on occasion I have a sharp very quick horizontal pain shooting across my upper abdominal area below rib cage.

I take the Levison when I feel the spasim/twiching like pain coming on and it stops it from developing into a full blown spasim attack as mentioned above in #1

Yes it does work for me
It takes less than 5 minutes to take effect.
I take one pill under the tongue .125mg

After working out I am also prone to getting leg/foot cramp/spasim/pain.
I dont take it for this though

 
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