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Has anyone had any luck with antihistamines for IBS-D. Haven't tried them but logically they may have benefit. Clutching at straws, I know, but we have to keep trying
 

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thanks,Kathleen. Maybe worth a try. I'll let the board know if I try it and have any success. Wishing everyone a happy new year and more than anything a break through that helps modify symptoms.
 

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i have written about histamine in other posts, here............it may b that by counter-acting the histamine ur stomach is producing, it may help to stop subsequent production of gastrin & others..........but it is only a stop gap.........the over production of histamine is ur stomach' way of trying to get the production of hydrochloric acid stepped up..........when all is in the proper amounts, there is a feed-back that stops the excess histamine..........when things like this happen, it usually cause there's something screwy in denmark...........some part of the production of digestive juices & subsequent hormones is not working properly...........taking some drug to stop or counter-act any part of the process, doesn't really cure anything..........i've been dealing with health issues for many yrs & it has been my experience, that if u only treat various parts of the cascade of things our bodies do to try to fix things, then somewhere along the line, something else will take the place of what u r dealing with now..........& when that happens, the thing that takes it's place, is usually worse than the other thing i dealt with........it can take yrs or even decades to happen...........our bodies will go a long way to get our attention.........& we can ignore it to our detriment!!!!
 

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It might Knot, only it also might make you a bit sleepy too...which might not be a problem if you take it near bedtime???
 

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Benedryl is one of the more effective antihistamines. The issue is it makes some people really drowsy. Although you may find if you take it regularly for a few days you will compensate for that.Histamine in the brain is the "stay awake" signal and antihistamines that cross into the brain can turn that signal off. I think there is generic claritin OTC now which may be a bit better price wise, if you need something less sleep inducing during the day. Drugstore.com priceClaritin - 30 10mg Tablets BoxQuantity Our Price1 box $29.99Depending on the generic loratadine you can get 30 tablets on the same site for about $10.
 

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I have to say the antihistamins worked for me. Each time I am taking them they help with the symptoms. I never felt sleepy from them though so I think it depends what brand you take. I used aerius.
 
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