Levsin (Hyoscyamine) for LARS

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Badass
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Levsin (Hyoscyamine) for LARS

Postby Badass » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:17 pm

Has anyone tried this? Interested to hear about experience.

Thanks,
Jane
R.C. 12/23/11 at age 52 T3N0M0
3/1/12 completed Xeloda and radiation
5/4/12 LAR & Ileostomy
6/7/12-10/4/12 6 rounds Xelox
11/27/12 Reversal
7/13/13 1 liver met
8/13 Met resection /hai pump
4/14 Chemo completed (Irinotecan/5fu/fudr in pump)

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CRguy
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Re: Levsin (Hyoscyamine) for LARS

Postby CRguy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:59 pm

bumping up here homie !!!

no personal experience BUTT I seem to recall my B-I-L did have this or a similar med way back.
He went thru a LOTTA stuff with his post-resection / take down issues ...
I am seeing him this Easter weekend so I will try to massage the conversation ... THAT way

Cheers and Harmony
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Re: Levsin (Hyoscyamine) for LARS

Postby Badass » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:59 pm

Thanks, CR Guy!
R.C. 12/23/11 at age 52 T3N0M0
3/1/12 completed Xeloda and radiation
5/4/12 LAR & Ileostomy
6/7/12-10/4/12 6 rounds Xelox
11/27/12 Reversal
7/13/13 1 liver met
8/13 Met resection /hai pump
4/14 Chemo completed (Irinotecan/5fu/fudr in pump)

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Re: Levsin (Hyoscyamine) for LARS

Postby CRguy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:09 am

Ok so he only recalls taking an "anti-depressant" as I discussed in this prior topic
at the bottom of the page (( SSRI drugs like Celexa / citalopram )) where their side effects work in your favor with LARS !!

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2888&p=18763

The drug you mention, hyoscyamine, is an anticholinergic = totally different class of drugs.
Antispasmodic and antiulcer action
blocking / decreasing GIT motility
and gastric acid secretions.

Again ... NO personal patient experience ... :(
BUTT webmd has a decent overview of the drug
https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-1376 ... al/details

basically it wants to SLOW down the GIT issues we get from LARS

bottom line = you need to keep hydrated, read the side EFX lists and get your Docs on board
with ANY issues or questions !!!!!

WORD

Best wishes and Harmony
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Re: Levsin (Hyoscyamine) for LARS

Postby Badass » Mon May 20, 2019 7:50 am

Thank you so much for all the research, CRG!
I didn't realize it is an anit-cholinergic, as is immodium-- I wanted off of those, which is why I went the enema route.
So, I guess I will continue with my drug-free, hydro lifestyle!

Sorry for the delayed response. Spring finally arrived in Rochester, NY so I have been on the computer less.
Best to you!

Jane
R.C. 12/23/11 at age 52 T3N0M0
3/1/12 completed Xeloda and radiation
5/4/12 LAR & Ileostomy
6/7/12-10/4/12 6 rounds Xelox
11/27/12 Reversal
7/13/13 1 liver met
8/13 Met resection /hai pump
4/14 Chemo completed (Irinotecan/5fu/fudr in pump)


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