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..not an IBS patient…suffering from chronic constipation and on Linzess

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..hello, new to site with questions re taking Linzess.  Two yrs ago I had my sigmoid colon removed due to chronic diverticulitis.  Since then I’ve experienced chronic constipation.  I was prescribed Linzess first the 72mcg then the 145 and finally the 290.  It certainly works but after the initial blast off I have 3 or 4 revisits with watery stool.  The diarrhea after shocks are much better than constipation but I’m concerned about dehydration and loss of electrolytes.  First question..is the after shock watery stools normal with the 290 dosage?  And secondly how much water does one drink when taking Linzess?  I normally drink 10 or 12 ozs early AM on an empty stomach and eat roughly 3 hrs after taking.  Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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