LINZESS: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Constipation, Chronic “Miracle drug for me! I’d suffered from lifelong constipation without any hope of a cure. Finally, my Dr. prescribed Linzess after determining that I had a redundant colon. Talk about amazing results! I didn’t even know what diarrhea was after a lifetime of pain and suffering passing petrified rocks through my sphincter. When others refer to “blowout” results, this brought tears to my eyes! No more pain. No more bloating. No more heartburn. Nothing but pure joy! After a few weeks, my doctor lowered my dosage to 145mcg, so I could walk the streets and go to work without fear. Most important thing is to take it daily, and DRINK WATER, otherwise blockages will return and then you may have pain or bloating again with the good fighting with the bad to get to the finish line. Otherwise, I didn’t know it was even possible to have a bowel movement daily (I’d averaged once a week), let alone multiple times, without bleeding or blowing an O ring in the process. Amen for Linzess!”

CraigP451 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 9, 2018

For Constipation, Chronic “I am a 23 year old female and I’ve been taking linzess (290mcg) for over 2 years. I used to take it as prescribed, until one day it just stopped working. I used to be able to go every morning 2-4 times (diarrhea) no problem, until it just stopped. It started to feel like I was getting very backed up. All those nasty toxins in my belly and intestines. I went back to my GI and they performed a colonoscopy. I took a few weeks off linzess and started taking it again as prescribed. Sometimes it’s a hit or miss, which sucks because I work in emergency services, and it’s hard to go when you’re in the middle of a 911 call. Linzess helped me lose 15 lbs as well, but once it stopped working I gained most of it back. I do notice if I take linzess at night and have a light snack after, everything I ate and then some comes out and I feel very cleansed. Like I said sometimes it’s a hit or miss and when it’s a miss, I tend to get very bloated and look like I’m 6 months pregnant and I become miserable!”

Karynnk54 (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 1, 2018

For Constipation, Chronic “I’m 22 and as far back as I can remember I have always struggled to be able to go to the bathroom regularly without straining to the point of bleeding or relying on magnesium citrate once a week to clean myself out. At first, I was on 145mcg of linzess and after a month of no improvements my dr upped my rx to 290mcg. I’ll usually eat a fat bomb (coconut oil) before taking my medicine every morning and this has worked really well for me! Also, going is no longer painful at all! Hopefully this won’t lose its efficacy.”

mlapihu1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 27, 2018

For Constipation, Chronic “Bad experience for me, couldn’t handle the stomach pain.”

MayDb (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 26, 2018

For Irritable Bowel Syndrome “I was on Linzess 145 for a bit. Then it wasn’t working. Tried 290s. They worked for a few years but had to go to every other day. Lots of diarrhea and accidents, because of no control. I was just living with it for years because I was so happy not to be constipated. My Dr heard me say I had accidents and said we needed to fix it. Put me on 72s was not enough. I had samples so I continued but on 2-72s. Worked AWESOMLY. 290s every other day Took about 5 hours to work and a lot to a minimal amount. of diarrhea. 2-72s everyday work in 1-2.5 hours. Formed stools with only a couple times of a minuet amounts of diarrhea. So tried 1-145 per day. Awful first one didn’t go at all and lower stomach cramps. Bad. Then next day 2-72s so much better. My point is the 72s are new and I SWEAR there’s a new component in them that works soooo well. Weird I know. Just wanted to know if anyone has taken and seen a big difference in take one 145s and the two 72s??”

GWINNFF (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 18, 2018

For Constipation “Tried this for my Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (cic) but it caused bloating and my stomach felt upset. Had to stop, will try something else.”

Mkarnen February 1, 2018

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