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Old 09-19-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

I have written about this before, but this has gotten out of hand. I take a long-acting pain med, and I have some sort of stomach problem. The med is a 12 hour med, it releases it's first dose in the first hour, and the second dose in the 6th hour. Since last Friday....yes LAST Friday after only about 6 hours, I have to use the bathroom. I have loose stools and there is my pill! This has happened before, but I have two meds that I can usually take to help it. I take Lomotil (for diharrea), and Levsin (for stomach spasms).

My problem now is that this has been constant! I have taken the stomach meds and cannot get this to stop. I am in so much pain most of the time, due to my medication not being absorbed. I called my stomach doctor Monday and never heard back. Today I called and asked for an emergency appointment tomorrow morning.

One of the problems is that I have talked to the nurse practitioner at the pain center about this before. (This will usually happen for a day or two before I can get in under control). All they told me, after the looked at me like I was crazy, they told me that it was my stomach doctor's problem, not their's. Meanwhile, the stomach doctor stated that I would need to take more of the break-thru med until it clears up. Obviously, the pain doctor did not agree and wrote me, and my issue, off.

Any suggestions???? I really need some help with this. It does not seem like many others have had this issue, so I already feel like they think I am making this up for an excuse for extra meds. Can someone help please???

Thanks Everyone,


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Old 09-20-2007, 05:51 AM   #2
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Re: Please Help! My pills go straight through me!!!

you are not alone in this...i started the same thing around may. i'm however constantly constipated and stomach always bothers me.
i plan on calling today and getting an appt. with a gastreonolist. i am physically disabled and have been having spine problems, so i saw that doc first. i know i put this on hold to long and need to go see someone about it.
i posted on here on 9/6 and never got any replies, hope you have better luck!


Old 09-20-2007, 09:42 AM   #3
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Re: Please Help! My pills go straight through me!!!

Thanks Bevann!

I am so sorry you did not get any replies. I hope you are able to get in to see a gastro soon. It sure sounds like you need a specialist at this point! Thanks again for your reply. I hope to get this straigtened out very soon!


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