Has anyone tried AMITIZA ?

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justarose4him
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   Posted 9/11/2006 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I am trying to find some patient input on the new drug Amitiza for constapation ...nothing else has worked for me , I only took this for 2 weeks then quit because it also was doing nothing...
 
thinking maybe I should have stayed with it a little longer ..but before I go and spend MORE MONEY ..I was wondering if anyone has had success with it ..
 
My constipation is serious...been months...and I have to do enemas to go ..every day !
thanks
Crohns colitis, High blood pressure , Cervical DDD and restless leg syndrome.


katekate888
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   Posted 9/13/2006 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
IVE TRIED AMITZIA AS WELL AND IT NEVER WORKED EITHER, SURPRISING, SINCE ITS FOR CHRONIC CONSTIPATION...YOU WOULD THINK IT WOULD DO A LITTLE SOMETHING... HEY TRY THAT NEW PLUM JUICE BY SUNSWEET...IT ACTUALLY HAS BEEN THE ONLY THING THAT WORKS..BUT REMEMBER ITS NOT PRUNE JUICE..ITS PLUM!!

Amey
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   Posted 9/18/2006 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not tried Amitiza; however, I have asked my dr for a script (I am waiting for my dr to reply).  Further, I need to see if my insurance will cover the cost.  I did find a forum that has lots of comments about the medication.  Please click here and read what they say...http://ibsgroup.org/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/70310261/m/903105132
 
There are many mixed reviews in their comments.  Most people agree that the medication has a lot of side effects.
 
Have you tried the medication?  When or if I try it, I will let you know what I think.
 
Amey

justarose4him
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   Posted 9/18/2006 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Kate thanks for the advice on the plum juice...Im for trying anything at this point !!

Amey, yes I have tried the Amitiza and it has not worked for me ...that was a great site you gave me THanks !

It seems like I am not alone in "nothing working"

let me know if it works for you ! hope so yeah

 

Marie


Crohns colitis, High blood pressure , Cervical DDD and restless leg syndrome.


cdan0815
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   Posted 9/24/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I took one tablet of Amitiza out of my sample pack and immediately got a headache. A couple of hours later, I got nauseated, threw up, and had diarrhea for the first time in my life. Yes it worked for me, that one time, but I can't handle the nausea and vomiting so I'm scared to take another one.

shoe-girl
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   Posted 9/25/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried Miralax?
I take it everyday. I also have chronic constipation. My doctor told me it was safe to take Miralax up to three times a day. I take it everyday and for the most part it helps to produce a bowel movement each day. Much better with Miralax. I normally put in power-ade, but it doesn't taste bad.
Good luck!
For me, I still have my IBS symptoms, such as pain after meals, but if you suffer from constipation, you know that being able to have a bowel movement is great news! Also, miralax is safe and I was able to take it while I was pregnant.

Normal
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   Posted 9/26/2009 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I have IBS-D and was just given amitza. Then I read this post. I havent read up on it yet. Was given samples but I think my Dr. may have really messed up if it is for constipation.

berkeley
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   Posted 9/26/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
i've been taking amitiza for 3 days so far. first day i had such diarrhea and pain that it took me forever to leave the house. other than that, no bm but a raging headache. i see my doctor this coming wed. so i'll find out more. i'm not nauseous per se, but i don't have much interest in eating.

Brenda K
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   Posted 9/29/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi all.  I have tried everything under the moon for my IBS-C, but until now, nothing has worked.  I have tried Milk of Mag, several colon cleanses, the list goes on and on.  I am going to see my GP next month to ask for a script of Amitiza, but in the meantime, I did order some Acai Berry and I have a BM every morning, sometimes in the afternoon as well.  Woo hoo, I have relief!!  It worked the day after first taking it and has worked every day since.  Now who knows, it may stop working, like most meds seem to, but for now, the relief is sooooo welcomed!  My old clothes fit again, and I am just so much happier all around.

anyone else trying this Acai Berry?  It came with a colon cleansing pill as well, so I am taking both, so not sure if it is one or the other or both together, but I don't care, I will continue to take both!

 

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