I have been taking constella for around 2.5 months now and it seems to have stopped working!
The first two weeks taking it were awful (the GI specialist told me that it would be so I expected that), but then it started to help a lot afterwards. My main symptoms are the feeling of constantly needing to go the toilet but not being able to pass any stool/passing a tiny amount throughout the whole day. I started taking constella just before bed and would wake up and have around 3-4 bouts of diarrhea; I still had the pain and constant urge but it was a lot less severe, and I assume because I was getting rid of some stool, I started to feel less fatigued and lethargic.
I was told to try it out for a month, and ended up having about 3-4 days off once I had finished that prescription and waited for my request for more tablets to be processed. Since being back on it, it seems to have be having no to minimum effects. I still get the stomach cramps and flushed feeling (as if I have diarrhea) but I am unable to pass stools much again. It used to make my stomach gurgle and I could feel it working almost immediately after taking it, but I don't even get that anymore. I'm also getting super bloated and feel fatigued all the time again.
Has anyone else tried this medication? And if so, what did you think? Is it normal for it to stop working?
I've tried calling the last GI specialist I saw (who said to contact if anything changes and she'd call me) but the receptionist is telling me that that isn't possible, so I don't really know where to go for help. Thanks in advance!