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Levsin (hyoscyamine)
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My doctor prescribed Levsin (otherwise known as Hyoscyamine) for abdominal pain/cramping & diarrhea.

I'm not one to enjoy being on medications & the potential side effects don't sound to wonderful.

Has anyone else taken this and received much relief? Just took my first dose this afternoon. Does anyone know of any bad reactoins to it?

Any info, would greatly be appreciated!

Thanks

Dana

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Yes, I took this medicine for approximately a year, and it did relieve some of the cramping, but didn't do anything for the diarrhea. I had extremely dry lips and mouth when I was taking it. My lips would crack and were sore all of the time. I found that none of the medicines prescribed eliminated my diarrhea. I still have it 75% of the time. I take Lomotil, which seems to help some.

I hope that you find something that helps you. Good Luck! :rolleyes:

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Thanks. So far I'm not finding it to help with the diarrhea either, but if it takes the abdominal pain away I'd be content with that. Thanks!

Dana

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Hi,

After a bunch more tests and still no relief from my GI symptoms, my doctor decided that I have IBS in addition to Celiac Disease and prescribed LevBid (also a hyoscyamine). I felt so terrible on it (my symptoms were even worse, and the dry mouth drove me crazy) that I went off it after a few days. Now I don't know what to do with myself -- I've tried everything -- very strict elimination diets, probiotics, vitamins, everything -- and my GI symptoms won't go away. I've been gluten-free for a year and a half. Sigh.

Hope it works for you, though!

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Thanks. Unfortunately, I've had no relief yet, but only been on it since last Friday. I'm not sure when relief sets in. Still alot of abdominal pain and diarrhea. I think I spent more time in the bathroom then in my own office all day yesterday. Luckily things have improved this afternoon. Now I just hurt! I am hoping it brings some relief.

Another odd question, but did any of you notice a stool color change? It's gone green!

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Hyoscyamine ROCKS !!

I have been taking Hyoscyamine for over three years and I love it!

I had a bad case of Intestinal gas and it virtually eliminated the problem!

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Hi,

I took Levsin sporadically for over one year, I don't need it now

and as the others have said the dry mouth was a big issue.

I found after a few months the cramps subsided. I never had

a big problem with diarrhea, mine was with constipation. My stools

were all different colors at first, my GI doctor said not to worry about

the color only if they were black and tarry which would indicate bleeding.

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