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  1. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I am considering stopping Linzess 290 due to the high cost and also because I feel that it takes me much longer to expel the watery stool it creates. I'm curious to hear people's experiences with it and especially those coming off it. Also interested in alternatives. I have tried or am taking...
  2. General Discussion
    After having a terrible time with IBS-C, I've finally gotten some relief with Linzess [in addition to a daily dose of Miralax]. It's far from perfect, as Linzess just gives me liquid D for 1.5 hours, but my IBS has progressed to the point that I will never have a BM [aside from a little bit of...
  3. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I am a 50 year old woman who has fought for 30 years with IBS, unfortunately I wasnt officially diagnosed until about 10 years ago. It started in my 20s with extreme nausea often and bouts of unable to pass any stool for days, I often ended up in ER from the nausea, they would give me something...
  4. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I've been on Linzess 290 on and off for the past year but have never stayed on the medication because of the limitations it caused. A month ago I started taking the 290 daily. Being retired I take the Linzess about 2PM after not eating since breakfast to allow my stomach to empty. It takes...
  5. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I've been on Linzess 72 mcg for a year, and for most of that time it caused multiple episodes of diarrhea immediately after breakfast (and, contrary to labeling and the prevailing experience among other users, this happened regardless of how long I waited to eat after taking the pill, sometimes...
  6. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I started taking Linzess 290 8 days ago (upon waking, empty stomach). I haven't noticed much of a change at all and am taking it with my normal regimen (magnesium, Miralax, Dr. Schultz Formula 1, stool softeners at night). Just wondering if it takes a while to work or if others might've no real...
  7. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hello everyone! I'm new to this group. I was diagnosed with IBS about four years ago. My main symptom is severe constipation. I've gone to the ER twice with severe dehydration caused by my constipation. The last time I went in was a month ago, and I took four bags of intravenous fluid! I've...
  8. Your Story
    Hi y'all. I am a 72 year old man whose IBS-C was as severe as the disease gets. It stemmed from an almost fatal giardiasis parasitic infection twelve (12) years ago. I will relate what happened to me and how I eventually discovered a method of recovery. This disease in its most severe form is...
  9. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I've been on Linzess 290 mg. for two days and it's not doing a thing for me. Is it worth continuing, or am I supposed to see a result right away? I took it once on an empty stomach in early morning and once at night before bed. Thanks!
  10. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I ruined years of my life treating with doctors and trying to figure out how to treat my IBS, After trying LInzess, the FODMAP diet, and having to stand because my abdomen hurt too much when sitting, I discovered with a little magnesium my symptoms were completely cured and I NO LONGER HAVE...
  11. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hey everyone, I have a question about linzess, which I just started taking (the higher of the two doses). Within about 3 hours of taking it, I got the dreaded side effect of very bad, painful gas. I know many people have had a similar reaction to this medication, as well as other bad side...
  12. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I know there are several members and users of this forum that have been prescribed Linzess for treatment of Constipation / IBS-C. I was using Linzess for 6 months when I became violently ill within a few short hours, I was admitted to the hospital with acute diverticulitis and a perforated...
  13. General Discussion
    I have been taking magnesium citrate (Natural Calm) but, although it seems to provide some relief, I find that I am spending a lot of time in the bathroom and I was hoping for a better way to treat my symptoms. I received some samples of Linzess from my GP and was thinking about trying it but I...
  14. Prescription Medications
    After managing my IBS-C for about 8 years through diet and exercise and supplements, it has flared up over the past 3 months or so. I literally tried everything before finally sucking it up and going to the Gastroenterologist.....fiber supplements, Magnesium supplements, miralax twice a day...
  15. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I'm 66 and have suffered CIC for 45 years, which seemed to evolve into IBS-C over the past several years. About a year ago, I had a right hemi-colectomy that resulted from a cecal volvulous. I recovered quickly and quite well. I'm very active and in good health, and eat the same way, with a...
  16. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I am OVERJOYED that i found this forum!!!!! No...REALLY. I feel like i found my long lost twin or something!!!! Anytime I've told people my bowel issues they either say "Oh yeah, i get constipated for a day or two sometimes and i can't stand it" and i'm like, "A DAY OR TWO?? YOU'RE KIDDING ME...
  17. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    *Warning, graphic* I just got back from seeing a doctor this morning - I gave her a very detailed list of the symptoms I've been experiencing since mid - June, and she told me that tonight, I should take another enema and some magnesium citrate. She said, "If you do this by 6 pm tonight; you...
  18. General Discussion
    Hi, I have IBS-M. I started taking Linzess just three days ago and I have had moderate diarrhea from the start. I have to work tomorrow and I am so nervous about how terrible it is going to be. I am wondering if this diarrhea will eventually go away or if it will stay and this is just a sign...
  19. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    I have been on linzess 145mcg for CIC, or IBS-C. Call it what you want, it's still the same problem, only a matter of degree. With the Linzess, I get watery diarrhea several times a day. So I figured I'd try metamucil multihealth fiber in the hopes of firming up the stools. Using rounded tsp...
  20. Welcome!
    has anyone ever tried taking half a 145mg capsule of LINZESS when beginning treatment. just wondering if smarter to start small and build up over a few days. I have difficulties with high dosages of any med initially and usually build up gradually.
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