Started at 500 mg taken after breakfast for one week, just added a second dose at suppertime, I'm having terrible stomach aches, gas ,indigestion etc, how long do these symptoms last? Are they normal? I take the morning dose at 7 am, evening its closer to 5 pm, should I taje them closer to 12 hours apart?
Feeling much better today and yesterday ... I took it 12 hours apart and it seemed to be easier on my stomach ... or perhaps I just adjusted? I know when I started on it, it took about 3-4 days until my tummy settled down .. and then after 1 week I was to add one more pill, and then the tummy stuff started back up ... what's weird to me is everything I have read about this drug is that it causes alot of diarrhea ... which wouldn't be new to me since I have severe IBS-D ... but this is actually causing the opposite problem ... I have to take something to make myself go .. is that normal?
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