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  1. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I started taking Lizness (constella) 1 year ago and it worked, however it stopped working. I switched to prucalopride and it worked well for 1 month now doesn't work. Would going back to Lizness after a month 'drug holiday' kick start it again? Any advice..as I have no more meds to turn to...
  2. Prescription Medications
    Hey all. Right now it's almost 3 AM and I wonder if I should go to the ER because I haven't slept in 2 days. The reason? I am in so much pain! I am a 25 yo f with a gluten/dairy intolerance and I am very good at watching my diet and I exercise 3 hours a day. I've been diagnosed with IBS-C since...
  3. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I just recently started on Amitiza, and I was wondering if anyone else has tried this medication. I've been on it for three days now. Some symptoms of constipation have improved, while others have not. Symptoms prior: - Constipation - Anxiety - Occasional Depression - Fatigue -...
  4. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello! My name is Jenna and im new to the board. A little background about myself: I have been suffering from IBS-C since I was about 11. I am now 28. I used to have severe spasms all the time in middle school and it got a bit better until 5 years ago. I have changed my diet, become...
  5. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, For 1 week I've been taking Amitiza, 2 stool softners & 1 dose of Miralax yet have been constipated all week. Has anyone else had this problem with Amitiza? I'm going to stop taking it. Best wishes to all!!!! Take care, Dylan
  6. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    So, I finally started on Amitiza (24mcg, 2x/day) last Monday after my doctor's office battled for a month with my insurance company. Since they fought so hard for me to put on it, I feel really bad but I don't think it's working for me. I've been taking it for a week now and I have hardly...
  7. IBS News, Media, Research, Discussion or Abstracts
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sucampo's supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for AMITIZA®(lubiprostone) (24 mcg twice daily) as the first and only oral medication for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult patients with chronic, non-cancer pain...
  8. Constipation Prescription Medications
    As many of us have been long awaiting the arrival of Linzess, their very own salespeople not only resent the drug itself, but having to sell it at such an "inconvenient" time of year. What they don't realize is that being unemployed, perpetually constipated, or both is a lot more inconvenient...
  9. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    My doctor prescribed Amitiza again for me today and seems frustrated that I am reluctant to try it. The side effects seem awful, and that's making me not want to start the drug. I'd like to know what your experiences have been with it.
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