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Anyone been on levbid (hyosycamine) longterm for IBS?

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  • Posted By: medhugger
  • October 29, 2006
  • 01:34 AM

Has anyone been on levbid (hyosycamine) for more than a year?? I was put on it for IBS more than a year ago. My doctor says it's okay to stay on, but I'd like to get off of it because I'm afraid of longterm side effects. Can't find much info on the web.
Thanks for any help.

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  • I was on it for a year for pancreatitis and IBS. It definitely helps and has low longterm side effects. It can actually help in preventing colds because it helps you retain fluids, i'm thinking about getting back on it. Stick with it.:p
    sickgirl 10 Replies
    • November 5, 2006
    • 06:03 AM
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  • I was only on levbid for a month after I was diagnosed with colitis. I had good results in the beginning...anything is a relief when you a making trips to the bathroom at least 20 times a day, literally. Anyways, I thought the medicine was really helping me. I didn't have those trips to the bathroom like I did before, and the stomach spasms were way better. Then, a week ago, I started feeling really bad. I was tired..sleeping all day, dizzy, I fell down my stairs because I just couldn't stay balanced, and I was having trouble focusing on anything with my eyes. I barely ate. I didn't know what was wrong, and the only medicine I was taking was levbid. I called my GI doctor..his nurse had him get on the phone, and I told him what was up. He said it sounded as if my organs were drying up, and that I was having a reaction to the medicine. He told me to quit taking it right awy. He said that I could take some amodium for now until that medicine is out of my sytem. I am hoping hecan get me on something because I have those horrible trip to the bathroom again, and such severe stomach spasms that I bend over with pain.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 05:27 AM
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