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I was perscribed Zelnorm in October of 2004, in the beginning I took two a day for a good year or so, but I weaned myself down to one a day.

Last year I thought about trying life without it, and I quit cold turkey, only to get some intestinal/bowel problems, feeling like I had to go all the time, but nothing was there. A few weeks ago I thought I would take it every other day, and I got some more intestinal/bowel problems, some diarrhea and some constipation.

Anyway, I was wondering if any of you have stopped taking it and if anything has happened because of it.

Thank you for reading my questions.

Daisy Duke

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I was perscribed Zelnorm in October of 2004, in the beginning I took two a day for a good year or so, but I weaned myself down to one a day.

Last year I thought about trying life without it, and I quit cold turkey, only to get some intestinal/bowel problems, feeling like I had to go all the time, but nothing was there. A few weeks ago I thought I would take it every other day, and I got some more intestinal/bowel problems, some diarrhea and some constipation.

Anyway, I was wondering if any of you have stopped taking it and if anything has happened because of it.

Thank you for reading my questions.

Daisy Duke

Oh gosh...Zelnorm...ugh.

I took Zelnorm for about a year, and honestly it only worked for me for about 2 weeks out of that year. It was terrible.

Finally I discovered oxygenated magnesium though, and it literally saved my life. I take it everyday and usually go everyday after taking it. The great thing about it is that you can adjust your dosage according to the issues of the moment (constipation, diarreah, etc.). The kind that I have is called "Oxymag"....but Im sure other brands and types work as well. So it's oxygenated magnesium, and you have to make sure you get capsules that are covered you know, not those kinds that can practically melt in your mouth...or else it will dissolve in your stomach and wont get to your bowels. Well, I hope this was somewhat helpful...

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My doctor prescribed it for me, but I didn't take it. My mom is taking it with Librax 3 times a day. It helped her for about a month, but from what I have seen, she still has as many problems as before, but can't wean off of it or her stomach hurts. I don't think it is the cure all at all. I haven't seen where anyone has been able to have it work for years and help them. I think it works for a few weeks and then loses it's affect. Not sure what the point of that is, but whatever.

Monica

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Zelnorm has worked very well for my problems, I have had no problems with it at all. I was just wondering if anybody that was on it for a long period of time, and went off of it, if the problems came back. I've been taking it for almost two years. I started with two pills a day but I am able to only take one now.

Daisy Duke

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I am glad that it has worked for you for so long. I don't know if your symptoms would come back. I think with IBS symptoms they can come and go, depending on what is going on with your life and your diet, etc.

Monica

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