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    IBS and pain
    shring12 posted:
    Hope this airs? Am 77, had IBS (constipation type) 3 years, always had stomach problems (diverticulosis, gastroenteritis, gerd). Want to aid other sufferers with the success I've had controlling the pain. Earlier it got so bad I started using Oxycontin and other opiod "pain" relievers. BIG mistake, they caused a bowel blockage, and I was hostalized for 4 days to clear it. Have found Linzess to be my answer.. One pill before breakfast and within in 1 1/2 to 2/1/2 hours I am way evacuating. You need be near a bathroom for that duration. While I still have some discomfort I don't not have the really (can't sleep) pain that I had. Also advise not eating big dinner, think that causes more peristalic stress late at night. Best wishes, Carter, Oregon
    nonos324 responded:
    I am 68 and started with IBS C which I did not know what it was until the second GI Dr. Had gerd before so I know what you are talking about and had several operations over the years. Dr. put me on Xifaxin which is advertised on TV now even though I do not have IBS D it helped but the cost is
    so high it put me medical donut hole. Can't afford the meds.
    Now I am trying over the counter IB guard few days can't tell yet. My symptoms although still have are not nearly as severe as they were after the antibiodic. But at 422 out of pocket cost how long can a retired person use. Looking for another med that is affordable Any body out there know of any that working?
    mtaves responded:
    Hi! I had IBS and my doctor referred me to mandarin skin . It's a natural product that help with all gut problem. I thought is was just a placebo, but it actually really helped me and my symptoms are now stable. It is really cheap too. They sell a lot in Canada, but I buy mine online on their website.
    You should try it! I hope you will get better!

    The product name is : Mandarin Skin Plus

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