Posted 2/3/2023 7:24 PM (GMT -8)
I've been taking Linzess for IBS-C for the last 6 plus years. It's the only thing that helps, although it's very unpredictable. I do take Metamucil gummies but I haven't noticed a difference. Mylanta does help. I guess I still have IBS, along with IBD. I just started this new at home job and when I get really stressed, I notice that it feels as if I'm about to get diarrhea or other times I do get it. That is the reason I have been unable to work outside the house for the last few years.
As for the steroids, I was on 20 mg of prednisone and a couple of weeks ago the doctor said that I could go to 10 mg and when I called this week I was told by a nurse that I could go down to 5 mg and wean off. So, I figured that I would take 5 mg for about a week and then stop . I've only been on it for exactly 9 weeks (took 40 mg for 3 days, 30 mg for 3 days then was left on 20 mg). I was told that I could stop it once I started Stelara.
Besides the weight gain I noticed blurry vision, so I just want to get off. I can take Tylenol for the joint pain. I'm praying that I can drop this weight with a low carb diet.