They used to call it spastic colon. The reason I’m reluctant to try this medication, is because I already battle with migraines & weight gain. Unfortunately it sounds like something that might do more harm than good.
I tried Trulance but it didn't work for me so now I take Linzess and it definitely works. The only advice I can really give you is to try and take it when you know you are going to be staying home for the rest of the day. My stomach makes really loud, embarrassing noises and I get gas and usually have diarrhea at least once if not multiple times. However, I have IBS-C so bad that it's worth it to me. As crazy as it sounds with all of those side effects, it's been a life saver for me. Who knows maybe you'll get lucky and only have mild side effects, can't hurt to at least give it a try. Just like I said though wait until you will be home for the day just in case. Also, it might work right away the first time you use it or you might have to take it a few times before it'll start working. I don't remember if it's the same for Trulance as it is for Linzess but my gastroenterologist said that you can take it any time of the day unlike what the directions say and I do. One day I might take it before breakfast and the next day I might take it before dinner. Anyways, I would definitely recommend trying one of the two. My side effects aren't fun and they're embarrassing but they're not painful nor have I gotten nauseated except for one time and I've been taking it for about a year now. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask.
- Trulance Information for Consumers
- Trulance Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trulance (detailed)
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