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Hey everybody. Has anyone had any luck with antidepressants for IBS symptoms? I've been on several different antidepressants, with varying results. Anyone have any suggestions?
 

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A lot of people seem to be on Paxil. Been there, done that, didn't like it, bad withdrawl symptoms when I went off it.But I took them for depression, not anything IBS related. They're more for social anxiety, which I guess is common with IBS sufferers.
 

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I did the Paxil thing too...again for depression primarily but noticed that it helped the IBS quite a bit. However, the side effects were too much to handle so I went off it...bad withdrawl too
 

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That's my fear with anti-dep.Everything seems to suck with them.
 

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well, my experience is positive, so far. I�m much more stable now with Amitryptilene (Elavil) and after a few months all side effects have completely disappeared. See other recent threads for more details.Susanne
 

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The best anti-deppressant of course is lessening of your I.B.S symptoms. Once there are less symptoms ,there is less anxiety,less stress etc.As A person who suffered chronic I.B.S for 18 years,& all the depression that goes with it,I can only ask you check out this website:- www.gomangosteen.com/members/magixango ,& also in Google & Yahoo, type in 'mangosteen australia'The people of S.East Asia have used this stuff for centuries for dysentry, Diahrrea & a host of other health issues. We are only now able to get it in the West.
 
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