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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) board

I take Donnatal, for many years now. There are some side effects that are unpleasant. The ones I experience are dry nose, mouth and throat. It makes you very sleepy. I can take it up to 3 times a day buy I only take one. It makes a zombie out of you. Nearly impossible to get out of bed in the morning. I've even tried taking it every other day. Works sometimes if I'm not having too many colon spasms. I try to take it earlier in the day so the next morning isn't so rough (I take the 8-12 hour extended tablets).

If you haven't already, do check in to "flag" foods that you should avoid, don't over eat, consider not drinking alcohol...all that good for you stuff. I've changed my life style in order to try to rid myself of this condition. Sadly, that hasn't happened, but my quality of life definitely improved.

I tried Bentyl first, I got terrible acid reflux while on that and had to quit.