And if this went away with continued use? I was on 8 mcg once a day with no results for one week, then twice a day for 2 weeks with no results. I felt some heaviness in my chest but then it seemed to go away. Now I am on 24 mcg 2x a day. Took about a week, but I've been pooping like crazy now for a day. (Was constipated for a whole week.) But since I've been on the high dose, the heaviness is very uncomfortable, and the body aches are not good, and I also sometimes get a slight headache. So could someone tell me if this is going to get better? I'm not sure that I would rather be constipated at this point.
5 Mar 2011
So I will answer for myself. I decided that since I never get nauseated from the Amitiza, I would try to take it before bed with an activia yogurt or a granola bar. I did that and I never felt the chest heaviness or body aches. I even woke up an hour after going to bed and I still didn't have any of the side effects. I've also decided to try it just at night and not do the day time dose. I was going a little too much over the last couple of days. I think with some adjustments this is going to be a very good drug to treat my severe chronic constipation.
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