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Has anyone had success with Linzess?

Has anyone had success with Linzess?

A myIBSteam Member said:

Linzess has been a miracle drug for me. I never realized how much better a "normal" person feels ! I've been able to swim laps & I'm almost 70 yrs… read more

posted 5 months ago

Linzess

Linzess

Is Linzess one of the best treatments for IBS?

A myIBSteam Member said:

Miracle drug for IBS-C ! I feel better than ever and I'm almost seventy.

posted 5 months ago

Is anyone taking Linzess? If so, have you had any issues with it?

Is anyone taking Linzess? If so, have you had any issues with it?

A myIBSteam Member said:

Preservatives and DYES! Yes. Also, make sure with ibs-d to eat more soluble fiber, never eat insoluble fiber foods alone. I also take citrucil, cultures… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Linzess

Linzess

Has anyone had a weight gain with Linzess? My Daughter just started and seems to be gaining weight. She is also taking miralax and benefiber multiple times a day so perhaps she is bloated?

A myIBSteam Member said:

Am the opposite need to lose it

posted 8 months ago

Linzess

Linzess

I had started to take Linzess ... diarrhea for approx 2 weeks took Imodium (1 dosage) while still taking Linzess ... no diarrhea. Since then I’m constipated - I did a couple days Miralax. (Still on Linzess). Still not have regular bowel movements/constipation. Is this common with Linzess plus IBS?????

A myIBSteam Member said:

I tried that one day and now I am just writing down when I do. I take a stool softner too.gluten free helped me a hew years ago. I lose 20 lbs.

posted almost 2 years ago

Chronic constipation lasting over a month.

Chronic constipation lasting over a month.

I have had chronic constipation my whole life. Within the last 2yrs it has gotten worse. Most of the time it will last over a month with no production. Yeah... Go ahead and say it... "She is full of crap!" Well.. Yes I am, literally. Then my Dr will tell me to do a prep just to clear me out. Then it starts all over. I have been taking Amitiza 24 MCG twice a day to help me go, for about 1 and a half yrs. It worked at first but its like I became immune to it. It no longer… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

Yes I have IBS since I was little. I have severe constipation, but I go the next day. I am still full like I haven't gone in months. I am bloated and in… read more

posted 11 months ago

How many of you have pain every day?

How many of you have pain every day?

I wouldn't say I have a flare up everyday or extreme pain, but I definitely do have abdominal discomfort at least 6/7 days of the week. I'm new to this diagnosis and am just trying to figure out what is common/normal for this.
Any information/testimonies would be great

A myIBSteam Member said:

Since I started taking Linzess the stomach pain has decreased. My stomach still swells during the day though, with pressure

posted 11 days ago

Hey im having a bad week with a lot of new symptoms is this normal???

Hey im having a bad week with a lot of new symptoms is this normal???

Since wednesday lat week (its now monday) i have had constant bad cramps along the bottom of my abdomen on both sides. On wed-friday i have been constantly going toilet when i eat a bite of food or even drink a small amout of water .....i have been takin immodium once daily as usual and coalafac coalafac for cramps but fri i got buscopan and took 2 immodium .... eases my crapms for about an hour but they still happening constantly .. the constant… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

I take one Imodium once a day, or 2 if a flare up. What is Imodium plus?

posted 7 months ago

IBS & Severe colon pain

IBS & Severe colon pain

So within the past year or so, occasionally I will get this absolutely SEVERE pain in my colon. It's kind of like the sensation of a "hot knife" stabbing but so much worse than that. It will wake me up from a deep slumber and the only way to get relief from it is pain medication.

I actually once had to literally crawl from the bathroom to the couch in our living room I was in that much pain. It's not hemorrhoids as I also am afflicted with those during bad flare ups. It's like a… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

I do. My gastrointestinal told me it pressure spasms usually from constpation. This will sound weird but it works and it’s what the doctor told me to… read more

posted 10 days ago

Has anyone else tried the low-FODMAP diet for IBS-C (NOT IBS-D)? If so, how did it go for you??

Has anyone else tried the low-FODMAP diet for IBS-C (NOT IBS-D)? If so, how did it go for you??

The diet seems to be really geared towards IBS-D especially from what I can tell. I know when I first tried doing it it helped the bloating, but made everything else worse, because I was following all the low fiber (and often pretty heavy) recipes on Pinterest... not great for constipation or someone whose gut is triggered by heavy foods. Combining the low-FODMAP diet (modified with what I know I can handle based on the… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

Just got started about a month ago. I think it's helping. Maybe too early to tell yet? Not sure how long you need to give it.

posted 5 months ago
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