I feel tired all the time since I have been taking linzess... about 10 days.
Does Linzess make you drowsy?
- 9 Mar 2013 by picadilly
- 12 March 2021
Funny you say this! I was just given linzess and tried it this morning. I took it when I woke up, 15 minutes later I was out! I could feel my body relax just like I had taken a sleeping pill or something! I slept for another 3 hrs! (Thank goodness it was Saturday!) so I got online to research side effects, saw nothing about feeling sleepy, but came across your post. So, maybe we are having this particular side effect.
Yes! I just started taking Lizness yesterday. My experience has been the same. Within 15 mins I am sooo sleepy! I'm 3 months behind you in taking this. Have you noticed a change? Are you more energetic? Is Lizness working for you?
Yes. I started Linzess 290mcg, yesterday and experiencing super relaxed, sleepy feelings, both yesterday and today. I am hoping Dr. will give me a lower strength. (I am having the diarrhea side effect, so I am wondering if that is why I am drained of energy.) No energy to grocery shop yesterday and too wiped out to go to church today.
Absolutely yes. I have been on Linzess for one month, and I feel terrible... tired and fatigued all the time. I kept thinking this would go away, and it has not. All I want to do is sleep... and my body aches like I have a bad case of the flu (especially worse in my legs, cramps), and it is getting worse. So glad I found this website, I am going to stop the Linzess.
I have been on Linzess for a little over a month, and have been so much more fatigued than normal.( I am on a lot of other medications as well - even Nuvigil- so didn't know if it had something to do with that at first). But now I am reading all these comments and it sounds so familiar. I'm trying to decide if it's worth taking it now.
Been on it a month and I swear I could fall asleep driving after taking it. Considering switching to night dosing. But this Side Effect is not listed in the side effects section so i keep thinking what else could it be?
I have been taking it about dinner time for a few weeks and couldn't figure out why I literally could not stay awake past 7. I stopped it yesterday, went to sleep at 9 and hope tonight will be more like 11, as it used to be. Also, I got up with terrible diarrhea in the middle of the night some nights. Duh! Will try Movantik soon.
Linzess makes me TIRED after I use the bathroom. I no longer have regular stools but DIARRHEA ONLY. Also I feel like I can now ONLY GO ONCE A DAY and the rest of the day my colon movement stops and so this DISRURPTS my digestive process. I feel like all the good bacteria gets FLUSHED out of my colon with this medication. I also feel FULL and sometimes don’t have the appetite to eat. I don’t have the energy to exercise which I usually do after bowel movements.
I want to stop taking the medication, but my body has become dependent on it. Has anyone had any success with coming off this linzess?? I was thinking taking a regular laxative and then probiotics.
But this drug seriously messes up your digestive process as it blocks sensory transmitters in your body to promote bowel movement. That doesn’t seem too healthy long-term.
Wow glad I found this because I am exhausted and can only be the Lizness. Need to talk to my doctor about this
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I've been taking this medication for two days now and I haven't use the bathroom yet. All I feel is so sleepy I fell asleep driving my son to school this is very dangerous. Please everyone stop taking this medication ASAP like now I am sitting in the dr office falling to sleep like I am a dope head and I don't like it at all please help me find something else to use that don't hurt so I can use the bathroom
I have been tired in the afternoon and unusually so. I manage a physician practice so I have to stay alert. I have been on the larger dose 3weeks. I am glad just to know why the slump. The medication is working well for me. I have life long issue with constipation with a megacolon. No matter how much water or fiber it is not enough. I think the tiredness will get better as my body gets used to it. I take it in morning first thing with a glass of water before and a glass after I take it.
Been on Linzess for 2 weeks @290mg. And this medication doesn't work at all for me. One bowel diarrhea movement after taking. Cramps all night. Tired all the time, completely exhausted. Not to mention anxiety, nervousness, pains in my legs,chest and loss of appetite. GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY TO deal with IBS/CIC.
I started on it just over a week ago, I think. I am bloated and in pain EVERY Day... It causes diarrhea, sulpher burps, gas, AND FATIGUE. I'm drained, and feel like I have a cold, my eyes are so heavy and I'm weak. I fall asleep at work and I can't even make it to the gym anymore (and if I did, I'd feel miserable the whole time).
I think I'd rather just be constipated, bloated, and in pain, rather than that, plus everything else. It's just gotten worse since I started taking the medicine.
been on linzess a couple weeks. get up in a.m. get myself together... then so damn tired, drained... not even a good tired..have to lay down. if linzess causing this, im not takin it anymore. cant function!!! id rather chug milk of magnesia every day. at least i had energy!!!
- Linzess Information for Consumers
- Linzess Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Linzess (detailed)
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