Hi - haward and gutless and others - I've been prescribed this but don't feel happy about the prospect .
It's a response to episodes I get sometimes where I feel as though I'm having a seizure . I think it's assumed these are dumping episodes caused by spikes in blood sugar levels .
But the last one I had I didn't take dextrose as I normally do and it passed just as if I had .And they seem so random ,more connected to mental stress than food intake .
And I don't get any diarreah or stomach cramps with them ,as I do with traditional dumping . It feels more to do with blood pressure .
I'm concerned about flatulence if I start on this drug .I really don't need that ,being fairly prone to that and diarreah as it is .
Haward how do you get on with acarbose ? Do you still take it ?
And gutless ,I know you have a grasp of these things ,I've read your posts .It all seems so complicated ,my feeling is that I don't want to further complicate things by adding this drug to the mix .
I can't help feeling that if I could figure out the cause ( it is very random ,or feels random ) I could control it myself .