Help with constipation: I had surgery two... - My MSAA Community

My MSAA Community
4,667 members β€’ 9,642 posts

Help with constipation

I had surgery two months ago.

I been taking Miralax, colace, milk of magnesia.

I was still having problems until I started linzess .

That works quick but with diarrhea.

Is this ok?

I cannot get constipated this will case me to have surgery again.

Any help will greatly be appreciated.

5 Replies
oldest β€’ newest

I really wish I knew how to help. I'm lucky to get a bowel movement a week. πŸ˜• It's scary. ❀🌷

2 likes
Reply

Talk to your doctor about lowering your dosage. Linzess comes in two different dosages with 290 mcg being the highest. If you’re taking the 290 mcg maybe you need to take the lowest dosage. This is just my opinion. Good luck.

3 likes
Reply

I also take Linzess, for me it works best if I wake up early, 4:00AM take it with at least 8oz of water then go back to sleep. Wake up about 7AM, go potty 2-3 times then I'm good for the rest of the day. I'm on medicare & ins. supplement. I still ht the "Donut Hole" by July or August. Even with supplement, my last med order $650.00. I'm just ordering what I have to have & stretch it out to Jan.1. I supplement with stool softeners every other day.

1 like
Reply

Linsess caused nausea and cramping my GI put me on Trulance and that worked great for 6 mos now he had me add 3 tsp Metamucil, 1 Colace each day and 1/2 cap miralax each week and that seems to be working 🀞

2 likes
Reply

Daisy96, Have you tried yogurt? I eat one small yogurt in the evening and it helps me. It may take several days before you see a difference, but give it a try.

1 like
Reply

You may also like...