Anxiety & IBS

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Hi all,

Ok over the past couple of months I have been suffering with anxiety I'm told by my gp's which I am now believing, I'm taking the tablets Amitriptyline & Atenolol these seems to be helping as I don't feel as bad as I was, after speaking with my gp's they have also said I have IBS, has any else had IBS brought on by anxiety? The symptoms I have are a mix between soft stools and constipation, I also have heartburn and a sensitive feeling which remains in the centre of my stomach and a feeling of bloatedness, also worth mentioning a lot of wind just in the morning,

Are these all common symptoms of IBS as does make me panic a little. Thanks

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    yes this is all common of ibs and I suffer from ibs from anxiety and was also on amitriptyline for it for 6 months I chose to come off of them as they were making me too tired after a while but they really did help

    try not to worry

    I know that is easier said than done

    good luck smile

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    I do not have IBS but have bad depression and anxiety just keep crying not interested in anything,any way my question how did you come off of your meds. I am trying to come of meds not the same I admit just started and am

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    I just stopped them as I was only on a low dose of 10mg I didnt notice any withdrawal symptoms but its advised to cut down gradually by cutting the pills in half for a week then just taking one every other day and then 2 days apart and 3 days apart and so on. but I was on the amitriptyline for the ibs symptoms not depression and anxiety as I did not suffer from either then . so as you are feeling low I would go and see your gp and tell them how you are feeling maybe you need a higher dose of meds or a different type it doesnt sound like you ahould stop taking them yet .

    hope I helped you x

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    Thankyou for your help,they have suggested I take more but have a meds fear.So trying to be big headed .Ha Ha.xx

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