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Teresa, Volunteer Mentor (@hopeful33250)

Fodmap Eating Plan

Digestive Health | Last Active: Sep 1 7:50am | Replies (73)

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No, I haven't. I will. Thank you. I have had a problem with constipation my whole life. I have taken so many laxatives, drank Miralax, you name it. A couple of weeks ago, I asked my doctor to prescribe Lizness (which I saw on TV). She did and I took one as directed. Take in morning before eating. Later, that night, I was nearly asleep, around midnight. I felt sicker, like I was going to vomit, every nerve in my body was saying something, My bp went up to 200/105 pulse 135. It really scared me, I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I did go to the bathroom, it did it's job but what H I went through. Since the rx cost $65, I paid $65 for one pill. Since then, my bp has been up several times–so, I can't blame the pill, can I?

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If the BP problem persists it would be good to contact your doctor. I looked at the drug company's website and it said that if any side effects persist you should call your doctor.

The website (https://www.linzess.com/about-linzess/common-side-effects?) also said that any unusual side effects should be reported to the FDA. Here is the quote from their website: "You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088."

Has your doctor ever mentioned the fodmap eating plan? You follow it for a month and then gradually add restricted foods in very small amounts. As you can't tolerate dairy it might be good to see if gluten is a problem as well.

I hope your side effects from the Linzess begin to dissipate. Will you post again?