I'm a stroke survivor who, post stroke, suffers from extremely irregular bowel movements sometimes going 5 days without a BM, I don't have pain or bloating, I do suffer from acne breakouts ocassionally which is kinda embarrassing for a man in his 50's. Testing provided a diagnosis of 'slow motility', i.e. part of my brain injury from the stroke affected the function of my digestive system) I was prescribed Linzess 290 mcgm daily to address this problem and to restore BM regularity. I only take the medication on Mondays and Fridays as i work from home on those days and my home office is next door to the toilet, otherwise I run the risk of a bowel evacuation at the office which would be humiliating.
I take the medication on an empty stomach with a 12oz glass of water and my stomach starts gurgilating after a couple of hours followed by multiple trips to the toilet to release the waste that exists.
Does anyone have any guidance on how best to take Linzess to allow a more controlled relief?
My problem is the uncontrolled 'evacuation' of my bowels
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