Did Amitiza help your constipation and gas?
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MaxieJ
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/16/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
 Sorry this is the IBS Sufferer. I am new so I was not sure how to use this sad   Iam a 33 year old female who has been suffering from this so called disease of which they can not even see since the birth of my son. In my gut, I know it started after my C-Section. I mean after all your insides are taken out. rolleyes Any way, this disease has been a way of life for me. I have been to so many doctors and have just as much medication as MJ was getting. O.K i am exaggerating a tad. I have had the colonoscopy years back. They found of course nothing. They gave me Donotal, Librax, told me to drink Citrucel, Metamucil. What did this do, give more gas and made me more bloated. So they moved on to Zoloft. Oh yea that is the latesrt SSRI's help IBS yea right. The Zoloft might be helping the depression I have due to the chronic IBS. Yes that makes more sense. How about all of you who say anxiety is the trigger, some Xanax please. So yes that is the only plus in all of this. Added to my medication regimen: Xanax. Then they tell you to try to reduce stress levels because that is where all my stress goes to my gut. Well, somebody please try to show me how to do that with two small children, a full time job, a house oh and yes suddenly loosing your father less than a year ago to blood cancer. O.K so thats not possible. So for all you suffers. It became a way of life cry . Glycolax when I could not go, lots of time in the bathroom. Praying that today I would go so I would feel less bloated and less gassy. Probiotices I thought were going to be it for me. Yup how did you guess, nothing. O.K i will admit I probably got frustrated before even giving them a shot. As for Zelnorm, tried it when it first came out. All it gave me was cramps and diarrhea and gas. I thought that was what it was suppose to be targeting. So then I went  through my thats it I am not going to eat phase. I lost 10 pounds. I started hating food. What a way to live right? Im italian so yes baked iti, lasagna, meatballs, calamari, boy was I missing out. I would take my prescribed drugs when I felt like itnot as prescribed. Ive tried Gas X- IBS meds (over the counter) nothing nothing nothing. So just recently I went to the doctor AGAIN to get my prescriptions filled. Not for my stomach but anxiety. Hey what kind of Doctor are you anyway?  Guess what he gave me Amitiza. That is how I got on this site. I was trying to do research on this drug. This is my second day on it. So far alittle headache, not much nauseau yet. No BMS yet either. Who knows if it will work. At this point even the comments about this drug don't scare me. Im so desperate I will try anything. Who knows maybe it will work, maybe not. Any relief would be helpful. Oh yea the colon cleanses. In all fairness, I got fed up with Dual Action Cleanse smhair It caused even more gas. Maybe I should have continued through. At this point who knows. Please reply. Will keep you all informed with th AMITIzA!!!! rolleyes   I welcome all replies. I don't feel as alone after being on this site. Good luck to all.


IBSGOAWAY
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 7/16/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow. Your story, while being so totally different is kind of similar to mine. I went through the messiest divorce I have ever heard of awhile back and that is where all the stress came from for me. I am raising my two little girls completely solo. I had to leave my marriage while I was pregnant with the second one and I will tell you, it was a bad time in my life. I stopped eating completely for a long time. I am overweight, which was actually a good thing then because that is how I was able to keep my unborn daughter healthy while I went through my nightmare. There was actually one point when I was so weak because I couldn't eat anything that my family had to get one of those electric wheelchairs at the grocery store so that I could get around because I was in danger of passing out. Anyways, fast forward a few months, I had an incredibly healthy baby (thank God) and fast forward a few more months after that and I stopped going to the bathroom. I didn't even notice for a long time, but then I noticed that the feeling of having to go never went away. That had become my new normal. It happened pretty gradually. I went to the doctor and told her about my constipation and gas and she prescribed me laxatives to get rid of the constipation. I asked her if the gas would go away too and she said yes they are connected. Well, the weird thing is, I can get myself going (I had gall bladder surgery in there somewhere and now I can induce D if I have to...and I used to induce it with laxatives like glycol if I needed to) but the gas never ever ever goes away. It is with me constantly. I actually think in my head as I am walking in to work that my coworkers are saying to each other "Here comes smelly." (hahaha...that is the first time I admitted that to anyone.) And it makes me feel awful. So anyways, good luck with the amitiza. I can't really remember what effect it had on me because I have taken so much. I took Bentyl and I remember that that gave me horrendous stomach cramps, so I stopped taking it after a few days. I'm glad you mentioned the colon cleanses are a joke, because I'd actually thought about getting one. I'm so weird about this because I will spend massive amounts of money on this in small increments but it is really hard for me to sepnd a large amount of money all at once like with a colon cleanse (even though fifty dollars doesn't really seem like as much money as it used to considering my med of choice at the moment is 30 bucks.) So anyways, I will skip them. I had a feeling they weren't all they were cracked up to be.
lol, sorry this is so long...I guess I get long winded about this subject.

MaxieJ
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 34
   Posted 7/17/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
idea  Hey thanks for your reply. IBS is a real pain in the ass literally speaking. But I am sure that both of us will eventually find some relief. I mean The good old mighty only gives us as much as we can handle, lets hope. So try to reduce your stress as much as you possibly can. I will let you know how I do on this Amitza. So far no bloating. I will keep you all infomed. And as far as your coworkers are concerned, I am sue they too have had some embarrasing moments yeah
 
 
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