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  1. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hello everyone, I started taking Amitriptyline for my IBS 2 years ago & the results on my IBS have been real good... Except having to go up a dose once a year, because IBS symptoms start to come back & I have gained a lot of weight from it as well. What do I do?? Is there anyway to combat...
  2. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I'm writing this while taking a dumb .. amd I'm constipated ( Thaaaaaaank Gooooood ) My IBS-D was severe .. my diarrhea was unbelievable.. the urge was constent that I remember myself running to find a loo !! Now I'm symptoms free .. every one should try Amitriptyline.. specially those who...
  3. Prescription Medications
    Has anyone had a luck with amitriptyline for anxiety related ibs-d? I've read a lot of success stories but none where the main trigger was anxiety. I've just been prescribed it but the side effects are making me nervous! I seem to only get it if I'm going on a car journey, going into a meeting...
  4. General Discussion
    Hi, New to the forum as participant :-). I have been struggling with IBS-D on and off for the past two years (actually a lot longer, but much more severe over the past two years). I am 42, I have had thyroid surgery, gallbladder surgery, have anxiety (am on citalopram 40mg) and IBS-D. My...
  5. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I am suffering from IBS D for many years now. over the years I have tried Rifaximin, probiotics, GI motility drugs, calcium supplement but all had very limited affect. for some time now I am taking Amitriptyline but haven't seen any significant effect. has anyone tried Amitriptyline and how...
  6. General Discussion
    Hello, i'm new here and have a quick question. To cut a long story short - i have a form of IBS called Irritable Pouch Syndrome, the reason for this is that i had major bowel surgery 10 years and had something called an ileo anal pouch created out of my small intestine, this was due to...
  7. Your Story
    Hi guys, I've been diagnosed (self diagnosed, 2 colonoscopies ok) with IBS-D for about 12 years now. I am currently under amitriptyline and that helps me a bit for the cramps and D. However, it constipates me. My GI gave me laxatives such as Poly Karaya (it helps for the transit but it gives me...
  8. General Discussion
    Alright, so, to breifly sum up my stomach complications, I had a severe throwing up problem (6-8x's daily ages 2-6), then hospitalized for constipation (3x's ages 8-11), andddd then one day I got nervous and had diarrhea at school in the fifth grade due to a "no restroom access rule for two...
  9. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I developed IBS D after contracting the Noro-virus when I was 15, I am now just going on 20. My symptoms were sudden and violent bouts of diarrhoea which caused me to start having panic attacks. I could tell when I was about to have a flare up because my whole body would feel boiling hot and I...
  10. Prescription Medications
    Hello, My gastro put me on 10 mg per day of amitriptyline for IBS-D (with the main feature being intense cramping pain) and within 3 days I had developed random muscle twitches all over my body. It helped a significant amount with the pain, but after 6 days I stopped taking it because of the...
  11. General Discussion
    Hi--I am considering Amitriptyline to treat IBS symptoms--mainly bloating and constant feeling of fullness after eating. I am sensitive to many foods, but elimination has only helped a little. Has anyone used this medication for IBS successfully (or unsuccessfully)? I am starting with 10mg at...
  12. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi everyone, I have been reading this forum regularly since my IBS started 2 and a bit years ago but have never posted before. For a quick history I get constipation and bloating (distension), I have tried all things from fibre and probiotics to Zelnorm (I think that's the name, it's been a...
  13. General Discussion
    Hey guys, this is my first time posting on the forum but I really need your advice! Here's my problem: I've suffered from a sensitive gut most of my adult life and came to the conclusion it was ibs. My symptoms have been diarrhea, flatulence, bloating, and rarely pain and discomfort which...
  14. Your Story
    Hi I have been suffering with IBS since i was 15. Was in a very bad way until i started low FODMAP. That has significantly improved my life, stopping sickness and diarrhea. But i still get cramps. Was given mebeverine that blocked me up and made me worse. Doc has just given me amitriptyline. I...
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