Posted 14 September 2004 - 05:53 AM
What has been your experience with Zelnorm?
Posted 14 September 2004 - 10:14 AM
My celiac disease symptoms were constipation, bloating, gas and excruciating abdominal pain. Eliminating gluten helped reduce everything but the constipation. Eliminating DAIRY resolved my longterm constipation problem. So I would encourage you to try eliminating dairy, if you haven't already.
Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.
Posted 14 September 2004 - 06:42 PM
I have infact eliminated all dairy when I went gluten-free in June. What through me in a tailspin, so to say, was when I had a gluten-free zuchinni bread with corn syrup in it. I did not realize I would have such a reaction to the corn syrup.
I have managed myself well with docusaste sodium until this happened and started the zelnorm. What surprised me was the research I read on the zelnorm and the occurance of diarrhia and yes, this has exasterbated my symptoms, in the opposite way.
I have stopped the zelnorm and was curisous what others had to say. Thank you.
Posted 16 September 2004 - 07:02 AM
The Zelnorm did nothing for me in the past 6 months and was using lots of OTC laxatives. But now that I have really tried to be strictly gluten-free (for a few months), the last 2 weeks I have noticed a BIG difference. But I also don't take the Zelnorm as prescribed. I take 2 in the AM and 2 in the PM. I'm not sure which is making the difference but it is making some progress.
I'm also having a test (someday) where you swallow radioactive rings. They take a series of x-rays for 3 days to see how well they are traveling through your system. They should be completly through your system by the 3rd day. I have a big motility problem also.
I have picked the brains of several GI doctors and get different answeres from them all. I sort of do what I want, what makes me feel the best. I just want to be able to go to the restroom and be comfortable, not miserable. I would keep taking them, but it's your choice.
I also think it has to do w/ the vili on the intestines.
I've also never tried avoid dairy.
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