Antidepressants Can Help IBS - But May Cause Other Problems

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
Really interesting post by Julie. She found that an antidepressant really did help her IBS symptoms - it's one of the few things that has - but it made her fatigue worse.

Antidepressants have been found effective in people with chronic pain who are not depressed. What a tangled web the body is!


My second thought was maybe this will work and if so why didn’t we try this three years ago? So, a month ago I started on 25mg of amitriptyline and yes it has helped my stomach pain. I know this because after several weeks on the med I realized that my fatigue levels had greatly increased to the point where I didn’t want to get out of bed till after noon and even then the idea of exercise seemed crazy. So, I stopped taking it for a few days and voila my fatigue levels fell and the stomach pain came back. Go figure.
Read the entire blog here - http://countingmyspoons.com/2017/01/can-antidepressant-help-ibs-symptoms/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=name_6_things_to_do_before_you_say_yes&utm_term=2017-01-23
 

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