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Old 10-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Questran, Imodium, Bentyl?

Do the gastro Dr's really know what to prescribe?

A little background first. Two years ago my gallbladder was removed. Since then I have had horrible bouts of diarrhea. My Dr told me I have IBS-d from the bile dumping.

My Dr has basically given me the choice...Questran (which gives me bad headaches and terrible indigestion) Imodium (which has really helped taking just 1 a day) or Bentyl (as needed, but I haven't tried it yet)
I've been doing fine on 1 Imodium every morning but I can't skip a day. I'm not a pill taker and Bentyl scares me. In fact all that Imodium even scares me. What has been your experience with these meds?
Thanks for any input.

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Re: Questran, Imodium, Bentyl?

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Do the gastro Dr's really know what to prescribe?

A little background first. Two years ago my gallbladder was removed. Since then I have had horrible bouts of diarrhea. My Dr told me I have IBS-d from the bile dumping.

My Dr has basically given me the choice...Questran (which gives me bad headaches and terrible indigestion) Imodium (which has really helped taking just 1 a day) or Bentyl (as needed, but I haven't tried it yet)
I've been doing fine on 1 Imodium every morning but I can't skip a day. I'm not a pill taker and Bentyl scares me. In fact all that Imodium even scares me. What has been your experience with these meds?
Thanks for any input.

I want my gallbladder back...grrrr!
I have been on Bentyl since 1996 for my IBS. It's mainly to help slow down the colon spasms that cause so much pain and in my case the explosive diarrhea episodes. The only side effects that I experience is dry mouth but it can make you constipated if you are prone to this as part of your IBS. If I were you I would stick with what I know works for you the best. The bentyl really needs to be taken four times a day at 6 hour intervals to be effective.

 
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Re: Questran, Imodium, Bentyl?

Thanks for the input. I think I'll stick to the Imodium and hope things don't get any worse. I guess it's one of those things that is individual for everyone. Not liking this at all

 
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Re: Questran, Imodium, Bentyl?

As an IBS sufferer the only thing that really helped me was diet.
Get yourself on a good IBS diet and stay with it it really does help.
You can still take your medication when needed.

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Re: Questran, Imodium, Bentyl?

Thanks, are there any good books or sites?

 
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Thanks, are there any good books or sites?

Just type in IBS diets online and you will find a number of them.
You may have to juggle some of the foods to suit yourself but anyone of
them is a good start.
Also look for books in your library or health food shop.

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