Please be careful with Glycopyrrolate for HH!
I ended up in the Emergency Room last week for severe pain in my side, below my ribs.
I had no idea what was wrong with me at the time, but I had difficulty standing upright!
The pain was originating near my kidneys, so I was checked for Kidney and Gall Bladder stones among other things. All tests were clear.
After a few days of pain, I realized I never took my medication into consideration. I was on this medication before, and never had such side effects.
However, when I looked at the paperwork, I realized that the side effects fit my symptoms.
My doctor says that since I have lost weight since the first time I was on the medication, there was a chance I would react differently to it.
Glycopyrrolate will slow the activity of your abdominal cavity and I guess it basically caused a blockage.
I was unintentionally ignoring my symptoms, thinking that a little bloating and loss of appetite wasn’t anything to worry about.
A few days and intense pain later, I realized these symptoms had been going on for almost a week!
I have stopped the medication, and added a ton of fiber to my diet. I am feeling so much better now, and have plans for starting the medication again with a new diet.
I will keep you posted.
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Hey Caryn– Any update on how you’re feeling? I found a dermatologist on sweathelp.org and want to ask him about taking Glycopyrrolate. I’m afraid I would ignore symptoms for much longer than you did.