I've been reading this board for a couple of months now. There is alot of talk about antidepressants. I've had ibs D for 20 yrs. I could usually deal. This year has been the worst . I don't do much socalizing anymore, I'm afraid of having an attack. I had a physical a couple weeks ago. The Doc asked if I had any concerns. I said I have a rapid pulse(witch I thought was from diareha panic) and I would like to try an antidepressant to see if it could help me be more like the old me. He put me on a Rx. Forgot the name started with a C. This was a friday. Then on Monday night he calls me and says my bloodwork is back and I have hyperthyroidism. He says to go off the Rx. because it's not the one of choice for my rapid pulse. He put me on a beta blocker. I have tests sched. in Jan. But the Doc thinks my anxiety could be from the thyroid. I think it's a combo platter. All you guys with ibs D know the anxiety I'm talking about. Do I push for a new Rx. or do the thyroid stuff first which could take months??? I want to be able to relax and enjoy!