Medications for IBS

  1. Anyone have any luck with bentyl and / or robinul? Just started both of these yesterday. Also having to take 3 others medication for interstitial cystis....wonderful....
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  3. by   TMnurse
    Sorry to hear about your combo of both IC and IBS. Just a qucik FYI (and I maybe telling you something you already know here). Currently, there is essentially a "cure" for IC using Medtronics "Interstem implant". I am an OR nurse and we put them in often for patients with IC. I am aware that the patients do awesome! On a side note, I had heard that patients who had IC and were implanted with the device had been cured of their IBS. Hence, I believe Medtronic is trialing the device in IBS patients also. They have been putting in the device to treat IC for at least 4 or 5 years. Perhaps, you might want to investigate. If you urologists hasn't explained this option it is likely that he doesn't implant them. Don't be fooled that this is some untested treatment. I have spoken with the PA that works with the implanted patients and she affirmed that she doesn't have happier patients that thos who got the implant. Check it out... Medtronic Interstem. Maybe you might even be able to get both problems with one stone. Good Luck
  4. by   TMnurse
    Sorry it's Interstim and although your Diagnosis is IC as your know it presents as Urgency/Frequency... hence, we do implant IC patients with Interstim. Best of luck!
  5. by   TweetiePieRN
    Quote from Rain
    Anyone have any luck with bentyl and / or robinul? Just started both of these yesterday. Also having to take 3 others medication for interstitial cystis....wonderful....
    I also have IBS..not using the drugs you mentioned, but am using Hyoscyamine Rx. Works very well for me!!

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