I was reading thru one of my “throw-away” med journals and saw an ad for new med. Linzess is NOW APPROVED in adults for the treatment of both irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).
Before we get into to side effects, ask yourself : just what is the”disease” that needs to be treated here. This is a fairly common diagnosis when they can’t find anything wrong with you but you complain of diarrhea and constipation back and forth, usually with some abdominal pains. “idiopathic” means we have no clue at all….it just happens, like an a “Act Of God” I guess.
In my opinion this “dis-eaze” is just a symptom, not a disease. Why aren’t the bowels assimilating the nutrients and passing the waste products out in a efficient, timely matter. If you listen to the whole story of the person, there is always more. More symptoms: maybe mental, emotional, or physical or all three. These are also the symptoms of the main disturbance, the real problem. Treat this main disturbance with homeopathy, remove any obstacles to them getting better, and ALL their “symptoms” will get better, including their bowels.
Back to the new drug. Under “adverse reactions” included are: diarrhea, abdominal pain, flatulence, abdominal distension, headache. (so, it could make you worse?)
But here is the scary part. “Contraindicated in pediatric patients up to 6 years of age. Use should be avoided in pediatric patients 6 through 17 years of age. “
Why? In nonclinical studies death occurred in young mice within 24 hrs following one or two doses of the drug. That’s right, baby mice got one dose and died. (!!!)
I know there are a lot of helpful drugs, with a lot of potentially horrible side effects, and some not so bad side effects. But, wouldn’t it be nice to not have to take the drugs at all? This is a plug for homeopathy, (and any other non-injuring healing method.)