I have had chronic IBS for most of my adult life at least 30 years. Having a bowel movement every 3 days was nothing. In fact it was the norm for me. When it kept getting worse with my fight to have a bowel movement my Dr.put me on Linzess which was an answer to a prayer. I had bowel movements every other day for past 6 months. Then I had another rotater cuff surgery linzess quit working. After 5 days my husband went to drugstore and got suppositories, magnesium citrate, powder to put in drink, and enemas. Started with suppositories and miral ax two days nothing. Drunk the magnesium citrate couldn't believe no results. So my husband gave me the enema now I was still taking my Linzess through all this. Finally the enema worked not great but I was excited something worked then back to nothing no matter what I took. My twelve days appointment after my surgery my Dr thought it could be related to my pain medication which I told him I quit taking after day 8 because of my bowel backed up. But he put me on movantik so I quit linzess and all the other laxatives. I have took movantik for 2 days causes terrible stomach cramps in the morning but doesn't work. I take my movantik at nigjt. My husband started blending some prunes and applesauce with a dribble of bran on top eat this twice daily. I am beyond annoyed. I am so depressed I have never been in this shape before. I need help PLEASE!
I have suffered with ibs-c for most of my life and have had multiple surgeries for different things and am on opiods
for chronic pain. I had to resort to injectable Relistor in order to have bowel movements. Like anything though they stop working after a while so I am trying linzess again. When Linzess stops working I will go back on injectable Relistor
I can go 2 weeks without a bowel movement so giving myself injections is much better than the stomach pain and nausea. Good luck.
I feel your pain I am 78 years old and have chronic constipation but nothing like I've had in the last 8 months doctor seems to think it might be my gallbladder because I have stones but I have been on the Miralax I have ate prunes I have ate bananas I have a raisin brand you name it and I have tried it I've tried the Miralax takes too long to work I have tried drinking prune juice that doesn't work so the doctor said well you're on the 290 linzess just give it time it's been 7 days still not working so I went and got suppositories tonight to see if they will work I also take a bowel softener without a stimulant in the morning and in the evening nothing is working so I can understand your pain and I really hope that you find something that works if you do please let me know I cannot even take Tylenol or anything like that it just stops me up to I also had a colonoscopy 3 years ago and the doctor said I didn't need that now I'm going in and get a scope of my stomach in a few days I even did the clean out that they do for you before you get a colonoscopy cleaned me out and then pack me right back up day or two later
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