New To Linzess For Ibs-c

Cindy Says:

I have had IBS-C for over 35 YEARS having only one bowel movement every 6-7 days. Good thing I had my own bathroom in my office. When you do not have regular bms you forget the last time you went. I have to keep a calendar. My dr gave me a prescription for 72 mcg. It took a week to work and it totally emptied me out for hours. At the end it was just brown water coming out. Since then I have been going 4-5 days before having a complete emptying out with severe explosive diarrhea. I wondered if maybe I can empty the capsule out and only take part of the med a day? Yes it is good to go but when you have to put diaper rash cream on you because it is so explosive I kind of wonder. I guess it is better than not going. Also has anyone before Linzess had bad stomach aches because you did not go which happened right before going? It was like the bm material was backing up.

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Andrea Says:

I tried Linzess first. I had the same problem. Doctor switched me to Trulance and no problems. I have IBS-C and IBS-D. So I’m likely to take bentyl and trulance on the same day. Trulance is a lot more expensive but worth it to me.

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VerFree Says:

Hello, Cindy! How are you? I'm sorry about what you've been experiencing.

According to FDA reports stomach pain can be a side effect of Linzess, along with nausea, headache, diarrhea, and dehydration.

Ref: Linzess Information

As to altering your dosage, what has your doctor advised? There is a possibility that you need to try a different medication

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