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I know I mentioned this in my last post but nobody's replied since so I'm gonna put this in a separate area so everyone sees it...

Like I had said, I have now been prescribed Zelnorm which WILL drive me completely broke!! ($150/month, no drug plan covers it)...

My pharmacist said it'll probably take a month before my mody accepts the meds...

The side affects listed are:

  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • flatulence
  • dizziness
  • back pain
  • flu-like symptoms (fever, muscle ache, fatigue, headache and/or cough)

Since I started these yesterday I've definitely had more diarrhea than normal, and gas, and back pain, and a fever...

Has anyone else had side affects from Zelnorm? and how long did they last for you???

~ lisa ~


...Flames vs. Panthers, and Lifehouse, were best experiences OF MY LIFE!!...

...26 years old...

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R.I.P. Uncle Gus (Sept. 21, 1971 - Oct. 2, 2004) ... R.I.P. Baba (Oct. 12, 1911 - Feb. 28, 2006) ... R.I.P. Uncle Lawrence (Aug. 7, 1943 - Jan. 4, 2009)

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I took it!! for IBS before going gluten free. It gave me diarrhea the first week or so and then everything worked itself out as I had had constipation before. I also felt dizzy and was really sleepy all the time but that went away after a week or two also. I stopped taking it because we wanted to know that going gluten free was what was helping me feel better not the pills. But i really liked it. Its a bummer that your insurance doesn't cover it. I never realized how much it was since my insurance did cover it. Hope that helps you some.

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Lisa: what reason does insurance give you for not covering it? (I am asking only in event I can help you to get them to at least pay something towards it.) I do insurance as my job.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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I took Zelnorm for a while. I am not a huge fan of it. For most folks I've talked to, it just gives you D. Have you tried psyllium/fiber supplements? I would exhaust the more natural options first, if you haven't. Psyllium works better for me than Zelnorm ever did...


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Jen

Indianapolis, IN

gluten-free since Feb 2005

dairy-free

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I'm in Canada, theres no such thing as insurance ;) We have things called drug plans, where you can apply to be covered for 65% of any prescription expenses. Some certain things just arent covered.

I dont actually have IBS-D or IBS-C. He's just giving me this for pain relief because I said that Buscopan doesnt help me any (and I can tell Zelnorm is much stronger because it REALLY knocks me out literally speaking of course).

I'm supposed to be on it for 3 months so I'm not gonna quit it but yeah the diarrhea/tiredness/fever/headache/back pain really sucks I tell ya -- more excuse to miss class for the bathroom i guess :lol:

~ lisa ~


...Flames vs. Panthers, and Lifehouse, were best experiences OF MY LIFE!!...

...26 years old...

...Look in my forum profile for ways to read my public sports articles...

R.I.P. Uncle Gus (Sept. 21, 1971 - Oct. 2, 2004) ... R.I.P. Baba (Oct. 12, 1911 - Feb. 28, 2006) ... R.I.P. Uncle Lawrence (Aug. 7, 1943 - Jan. 4, 2009)

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