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?????
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
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
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
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
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