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Old 12-12-2012, 10:06 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by AmericangirlinFrance View Post
Wonder if you have tried the medication domperidone? Not available in the U.S. - your GI has to give you a RX and you have to order it from Canada. It works like Reglan but WITHOUT side effects. It also acts as an anti-emetic.

I have just started taking it, so I'm curious to see if it will help me. I also take Miralax and Zofran. I have terrible chronic constipation - I get so constipated, which makes my nausea worse, which makes me not eat, which makes the constipation worse... you know how it goes.

Hope everyone on here finds some relief soon!
A pharmacuetical here has been trying to get that drug approved here for decades. Even though trials showed it was safe and effective, the FDA still wont approve it. Its ridiculous.

Unfortunately there are a lot of medications that many of my doctors would like to try but they are only approved in Europe or Canada. Same with some drugs that are approved in the US but not approved for what I need it for (yet its been proven to work in other countries and is approved there). And unfortuantely we cant afford it without insurance coverage.

My GI did mention though that there are some new treatments/medications from Eurpoe and Canada that will be available in the US early next year so we are just waiting and crossing our fingers. He said they have had amazing results in Eurpoe with these medications for years but are just now figuring it out here.

Yeah the chronic constipation is the worst. I ended up in the ER at the beginning of November with severe consitipation. But becasue I wasnt in too much pain (I'm used ot it) they released me and put me on magnesium citrate. I was on 1 bottle of mag citrate PLUS 3 doses of miralax EVERY DAY for 15 days before it worked. But the day it started working was also the day I go the stomach virus so we dont know if the mag citrate actually worked or if it was the stomach virus...lol.
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