Linda h Posted March 20, 2022 Report Share Posted March 20, 2022 2 weeks ago I ended up in ER 2 times - for constipation. Who knew it could cause this intensity of pain and a feeling of a tourniquet cutting off my circulation on upper abdomen. I’m scheduled for colonoscopy (I’m due) for may 27. I am being treated for idiopathic constipation with a GI motility specialist in Boston. I started before Covid in early 2020 / then stopped. I’m so glad I was established there because I quickly picked up where I left off with a zoom with nurse Practitioner- and she wants me on Linzess, omeprazole, pelvic floor physical therapy, she did blood work and ordered upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. i am 67 and very young and active for my age but this has been debilitating. I want to get a part time job - now I’m afraid to because I feel so sick. I’m also a college student for social work - I only need 8 more classes for bachelor degree. Anyway I hope Linzess fixes the immediate problem of no BMs. I also suddenly have pills stuck in my throat no matter how many bottles of water I drink. So I have to do the applesauce trick. is anyone familiar with getting financial help for Linzess if you are on Medicare and have Blue cross Massachusetts prescription plan ? My copay was $199 for 30 pills. thank you 😊 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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