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I took Linzess about two months and I thought it

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar


Practicing since :1986

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Posted on Fri, 8 Feb 2019 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I took Linzess about two months and I thought it might work but then came the explosive diarehhea, pain, and bloating all of which were awful. So I stopped it. However, it now seems like I have a blockage or an inability for my own muscles to move things through the colon (they have been weak for a while but this seems very abnormal). I am trying magnesium citrate today to see if I can just get cleaned out and hopefully start over. I wish I had never taken the Linzess!! If the magnesium citrate does not work and I do not go back to normal IBS, what should I do? I am in NM and to get to a specialist could take six months and the internists treat virtually nothing here. I am a female, age 67 and I have CFS. I am treated by a CFS specialist, but I want an opinion from a specialist in IBS
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Take Isapghul husk 10 gram thrice.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Psyllium is a form of fiber made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant's seeds. It goes by the name ispaghula. It's commonly known as a laxative but acts as a bulk forming agent too.This husk contains dietary fibre, which when mixed with water forms a gel-like mass that works as a mild laxative. It moves down the digestive system and makes the stools softer by increasing their water content.
It is also a bulk-forming agent very effective in IBS management. It swells when it comes into contact with fluid in the gut and thus increases the volume of intestinal contents.It can take a few days for ispaghula to improve bowel movement.
This is a magical herb and helps in both symptoms of IBS i.e constipation and loose motion.When a person is constipated this husk swells up inside intestine and stick to it which induces severe persistalsis causing motion.If there is loose motion this fiber imbibes water from intestines and form bulk.
It's fully natural and is much better then lactulose miralax etc.
As we know that cause of IBS is still a mystery and same is true with symptoms.Same patient presents with constipation at one time and loose motion at other.
Just give it a try and it would play miracles.
It's available online as Isabghul husk pysllium husk.Buy natural unflavoured husk.Initially soak it in XXXXXXX work water for 30 minutes and take 10 grams of it three times a day.
Follow up after 15 days.Take my words you would feel much better.
Hope I was helpful,
Follow up after 5 days and tell me how you feel.
I am sure you would be relieved.
Modern medicine is just a failure when it comes to treat patients with IBS.
Thank you feel free to follow up.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar 23 hours later
I have tried various types of psllium before with no luck. but i will try your suggested schedule. Do you mean whole husk or powdered? Thanks, XXXXXXX Doll
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Whole husk natural unflavoured.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Give one more try.
Pure whole isabghul husk....available on XXXXXXX ..No fitness fibers nothing....Just take origional husk.
30 gram soak it in XXXXXXX warm water for one night and have it 10 grams 8 hourly.
Follow up after 5 days.
Eat vegetarian food.
Home made and cooked.
If possible have curd in morning and evening.
You would feel better.
But husk should be pure.
Follow up after 5 days.
I am sure it will help you.
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