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HI. I've been on Linzess for at least a month. My question is this: I know I am supposed to take it on an empty stomach and wait a half hour before eating. I take it with a glass of water when I first wake up. I do wait at least a half hour before eating, but I often have difficulty waiting a half an hour to have coffee. I'm not having D. I still get constipated frequently, thought the bloating and constipation has decreased since I started Linzess. Do you think drinking the coffee less than than a half an hour after Linzess is putting a damper on it's effectiveness? I should be able to control myself, but I'm quite addicted to caffeine, and I'm lost until I have a couple of cups of black coffee. Thoughts?

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I've been taking my Linzess with black coffee for three or four years now.  In fact, this morning I had two cups.  I find I need the coffee to increase the effectiveness of Linzess.  It seems to speed up my peristalsis.

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Thank you!....(runs to make coffee). I just wish that I didn't still have to take laxatives. Before Linzess it was way worse. I literally could not go unless I took lots of laxatives or two different kinds at once. I even did the enema thing, which wasn't too fun. I was building a tolerance to laxatives. I still have to take them maybe twice per week on average. I drink tons of water, the fiber, the exercise, but yea. So, I may buy some probiotics in pill form...I already eat Greek yogurt. Any ideas on that?

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  • 3 months later...
On 6/8/2020 at 9:44 PM, AlyssaM said:

Thank you!....(runs to make coffee). I just wish that I didn't still have to take laxatives. Before Linzess it was way worse. I literally could not go unless I took lots of laxatives or two different kinds at once. I even did the enema thing, which wasn't too fun. I was building a tolerance to laxatives. I still have to take them maybe twice per week on average. I drink tons of water, the fiber, the exercise, but yea. So, I may buy some probiotics in pill form...I already eat Greek yogurt. Any ideas on that?

What about your diet? Veggies, apples?

 

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I was diagnosed with gastroparesis, a condition that slows down the digestion of food. Taking fiber makes the condition worse. I get so badly constipated that I'm bent over with cramps. My doctor suggested linzess, but since I take so many different medications now, I didn't want to add to it. A friend of mine suggested coffee in the morning, which I never drink. I am a teetotaler. But I followed his suggestion, and voila, so far it has been working like magic for me. Glad I don't need to take another medication. Let's just hope the coffee continues to work.

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Jeffrey Roberts
On 1/13/2023 at 9:09 AM, 345mmd said:

Just started using linzess and have headaches and have a sinus infection.  Will this side effect go away or will I always suffer with this 

 

These are the adverse side effects that were reported during the research trials when Linzess was approved.

Headaches were seen, but I don't see sinus infections.

Perhaps let your doctor know that you are troubled by this.

 

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I am new to Linzess. Does anyone have swelling or a bulge on the lower left side of their tummy? The gastro doc seems to think this is not a problem he can help me with sadly. He did prescribe Linzess because I bloat after eating….

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I took linzess 2nd time yesterday. 1st time no headache yesterday headache. Had bowel movement 1st day water. 2nd day nothing and today im so constipated. How long does it take for linzess to work. I think i still need to take a laxative and if so what kind. This is frustrating been having this bowel problem for 3 weeks

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