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Re: Questions, a lot to learn

Re: Questions, a lot to learn

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Posted by twa on August 22, 2000 at 20:33:17:

In Reply to: Re: Questions, a lot to learn posted by Ann on August 22, 2000 at 17:15:14:

: : I have spent hours on this board since the most recent flare of my sons IBS. How exactly does a spasm manifest - is it followed by diarrhea and having to go? In my limited knowledge, it seems that everyone has differing symptoms - my son's is watery, watery diarrhea at high stress times. Does anyone have this as a main symptom and has Levsin helped anyone? I trust this doctor. He is a family practice physician, very caring, and I carefully explained the symptoms to him.

: Thanks for any insight on exactly how a spasm manifests and anyone with any luck controlling chronic diarrhea with Levsin. It is to the point where I am afraid to send him to school as it breaks my heart worrying all day that he will have another embarrasing situation.

: P.S. Thanks Harry for the help on post below. I am aware that we have a lot of work to do on diet and stress issues and are starting, just want to get this diarrhea under control so he can feel safe at school while we continue to work on other aspects

My heart goes out to you and your son. I know that "accidents" can be VERY embarassing, especially for teenagers.

I use Levsin for my IBS. I'm one of the lucky ones who only has problems once or twice a week or so and not continually. Levsin works very well for me. It stops the pain almost immediately. I'm still working on a dose of imodium to go with it that is enough, but not too much. (I have a tendancy to get C after the D.) I'm down to one Levsin and a 1/2 of an immodium tablet. The tablet takes longer to work, but it still works fairly fast and is easy to carry around to have on hand.

Start the fiber yesterday! You would not beleive the difference it makes. I was a non-beleiver until I was just so sick I was ready to try anything. It works.

Good luck and God Bless--------twa

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