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Linzess may be just the thing for you. It isn't normal to have great quantities of stool at a time. After all, no more can come out than went in, and you didn't mention binge eating. IBS is profoundly affected by anxiety, so if that has been a problem for you (you didn't mention it) you should see your doctor about getting it under control so it doesn't affect your digestive system.
If you note terrible diarrhea with the Linzess, it's easy enough just to stop taking it, but I do believe it will help you.
Well Im not sure what Binge eating is, but sometimes I do eat allot, and actually I do have bad stress. From outside stuff but also the IBS issue itself. Im so worried now that I will wake up and have an attack or an issue. I dont even know what its like to feel "normal" anymore really.
Yea I know its not normal to have lots of bowels, but im wondering about the other symptoms I have like gas, and the random pains in my gut area. Can that all be tied to constipation from IBS. Or like how when I go to the bathroom my belly will ache for hours after.
Or even sometimes if I eat something min after im done eating my gut will get upset.
Any time there is constipation, there will be gas, which puts pressure on the walls of the bowel causing pain. IBS can also cause spasms of the intestine, resulting in pain.
Irritable means that some things will cause problems. How much isn't known and what causes gas and pain today may not tomorrow.
You can try taking probiotics as well to help with your gut bacteria. Culturelle and Align are a couple of the brand names.
Lol already taking that. I did notice a diff for a year with the Alighn but nop back now. haha So we are at Linzess now but I have just read what some people have said on here and they are like they need to be near a bathroom most of the time. However I guess that means that the Diareah is bad. My doctor said that shouldnt happen to me but it could. I think I will start it tomorrow I was given an 8 day sample. Take 1 a day I may take it tomorrow eve, not sure if I want to try to take it in the morning. Especially if it makes me go to the bathroom.
You'll never know unless you try it. The lower dose (145 mcg) is especially for chronic constipation. The higher one is for IBS.
I hope it will help solve your digestive issues.
Hmmm well I have IBS so I wonder if I need the higher dose. Do you mean IBS with diarrhea?
No, you need to start with the lower dose. If that doesn't help, then your doctor will prescribe the higher dose.
IC, well I really hope it works. Does it work like the stuff you take before a colonoscopy. As in I will take the pill then go to the bathroom shortly after or is this something that will take days for me to see something happen?
Linaclotide (Linzess) is not like the strong laxative prep for a colonoscopy. It can take a week or two to see results. Linaclotide acts by promoting the homeostasis (the tendency to remain stable) of intestinal membrane.
"Bad" is when you are going 8-10 times a day with liquid diarrhea for 2 days or more in a row and your anus is red and inflamed. Be sure to clean yourself thoroughly after each BM (baby wipes work well) and apply a cream to the area to prevent irritation. Most pharmacies have Calmoseptine ointment or just baby rash ointment (Desitin, for instance) is fine.
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Hmmm ok well Im not sure what to do now. After I took it I went to the bathroom last night at least 5 times. One early this morning and again later. So about 7 times since taking it and it made me late for work because I didnt want to go to work and have to go to the bathroom. It was all liquid. I just got to work. IT doesnt seem as bad but im not sure I can do this everyday. Im debating on taking another pill tonight. Do you think the diareah gets better or would it be like that everyday?