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    barbarafromtucson posted:
    My doctor has prescribed this for me to deal with the cramps and such. I've been on it for 6 weeks...I don't notice anything different as far as change in bowel movements/diarrhea/etc. I have noticed that I am more 'emotional', and have moments of light-headedness/dizzyness.

    I have an appointment with my doctor next week and am going to discuss this with him.

    Have any of you tried this medication? Does it take more than 6 weeks of being on this medication to see its benefits?

    Thanks!
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    CalGal37 responded:
    I tried the drug for awhile many years ago. Unfortunately it didn't do much for me, although I do know of others that it did help. It should kick in fairly quickly if it's going to have a beneficial effect on you. It sounds like you should consider trying something else if a change in dosage isn't warranted.

    The side-effects I found were feeling lethargic and 'flattened' in emotions.


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