I have been taking this combo for several months now and it has kept me fairly regular. I have been bloating terribly though and so my doctor ordered a glucose breath test to make sure I didn't have bacterial overgrowth. To do this test I had to stop taking the combo.
In those short few days I began to get constipated. After the test I had a light lunch and I went to work and was fine. I went home and took my meds including the Amitiza and Miralax that I hadn't taken for the past 3 days due to taking the test. As I said, I have been on this combo for several months now and didn't THINK I was having any issues with them. About an hour after taking the meds I began to bloat and I mean B-L-O-A-T!! and my stomach got all rumbly and crampy, much like how you would feel after a bowel prep (which I know all too well). It seemed to take forever for anything to happen and I couldn't figure out if I was going to throw up or have diarrhea. Finally, after what seemed like hours of sitting on the toilet and shaking my huge, bloated tummy up and down, side to side, stretching up, bending over, ANYTHING that would make me feel better, I finally started having rushes of nasty watery diarrhea. The bloat instantly went down. It was the weirdest thing. This happened several times even getting me out of bed in the middle of the night. Today my stomach hurts but things seem to have relaxed. I wonder what that was all about?
I am new to all of this slow motility stuff, it just doesn't seem to stay consistent. I was doing fairly well with the meds except for the bloating. Have any of you had this issue with these meds? Do you know if it is the combo or just one of meds that is causing the bloat?
Thanks for any insight.