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Re: Started Lotronex recently, still having D & abd pn

Re: Started Lotronex recently, still having D & abd pn

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Posted by TK on October 28, 2000 at 10:57:36:

In Reply to: Started Lotronex recently, still having D & abd pn posted by Fishnut on October 28, 2000 at 00:40:40:

: Also my doctor has never run any tests on me except in June he did a blood test for Chrones which was negative. I am going to see a new Dr. in a few weeks what should I ask for? Anyone still have D after being on Lotronex for a couple weeks? Can missing one dose give you D later on? I have taken fiber 2x per day while on the Lotronex and still can't get BM what else can I do to get bowel movements and stay on the lotronex?

: Fishnut

Hey -- I took Lotronex for two weeks and had no problems at all and then had diarrhea for the next 6 or so days in a row -- I couldn't handle it anymore so I went off the lotronex so I could take some immodium to stop the diarrhea (DO NOT TAKE LOTRONEX AND IMMODIUM TOGETHER) -- since then I haven't went back on lotronex and have just stuck with the fiber therapy. It works pretty well unless I eat a trigger food and then I will have diarrhea again. I've heard though that lotronex is pretty individual dependent so you may have to take more than what you are taking for it to take effect -- ask your doctor about it. ALSO -- I would not have put you on lotronex w/out running a series of other test -- you may have something else wrong with you -- IBS is usually the diagnosis given when everything else is ruled out -- your doctor should have at least given you a stool test to see if you have any parasites and on top of that run a lower GI to check for ulcerative colitis -- colitis is a SERIOUS condition so you should talk to your doctor again and make sure he runs some test before giving you a diagnosis!! Good Luck! TK

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