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Since I was prescribed Viberzi about a year ago, my life has been so much better. It works for me almost 100% of the time. I love it. I can go to the mall, to a restaurant and have almost no problems. It’s the best med that has worked for me. At first it wasn’t covered by my insurance but I was given a discount so it was doable. Now, the price has gone up to $525.00 a month. I can’t afford that. I am on SS and Medicare. My wonderful doctor has been supplying me with free samples… read more
I felt really weird the third day I took it couldnt drive felt weird called my gi doctor, he said it could be that and he never heard of it and we just started titrating it to my body and it works. He… read more
I currently have a new Gastro Dr. and waiting for an insurance appeal for Viberzi. I’ve had my gall bladder removed. Between procedures, blood tests, and waiting; I’ve not gotten anywhere In a year. I’m scared.
Benytal works good for me too. I was also prescribed Linzess, but when I got to the pharmacist, and he told me the price, I declined buying it. It is considered a Tier 4 drug with my plan, which… read more
Lomtil or Co Phenodrone is the only thing that really helps bad IBS Day days, but it is no longer available in the UK. Loperamide is not enough on bad days and although Codeine helps I don't want to use it during the day or become dependent on it . Any suggestions?
I was given Vibertz too. By the time my insurance paid for it, I read about it and was a bit concerned. I have been taking Bentyl which works here and there. I use immodium.. For my anxiety I take… read more
First thing in the morning if I don't take immodium at night I can go to the loo up to 7 times in the first hour. My doctor reckons this part of the IBS but when your staying at someone's house with only one bathroom it gets a bit embarrassing also we travel a lot and that is the same when your back and for the washroom. Has anyone else experienced this and can they tell me how to cope.
I know exactly what you mean and I can relate to almost all you said, I had some horrible embarrassing moments, I have tried different meds, now I am trying to learn more about FODMAP and keeping a… read more
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