Posted 14 February 2021 - 07:53 AM
I'm on 20mg of amitryptyline, I rarely have flair ups but occasionally I still have flair ups.
The thing is I've kept my diet very bland pasta etc and have stuck to foods I know are usually safe for me.
I was stressed for 2 days (Thursday and Friday) but yesterday very relaxed so I had calmed down.
But this morning I woke up and had a really bad flair of ibsd which hasn't happened in 2 months.
It's worse cause I also have health anxiety to go along with it.
The only thing I did wrong was sleep on a really full stomach.
My question is do you get stress flairs of ibs even once you have calmed down for a day?
So in other words does your ibs still flair after the stressful event?
And also does it flair even though you're on amitryptyline?
Posted 14 February 2021 - 05:37 PM
I'm not on amitryptyline but stress affects me for quite awhile. Like after a Dental appointment I'm still having the big D the next day.
Posted 17 February 2021 - 10:19 AM
I was on amitriptyline for 2 years .I was specifically put on this medication ONLY for IBS . It helped me partially , it did not prevent flare ups .It just made them less severe.
I decide this medication was not serving the purpose and I stopped it .
Word of caution : Any changes in psychotropic mediations must always be done in consultation with your doctors. Going cold turkey is a terrible idea