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Hello there. I have been on amitriptyline since October 2014 following a dreadful time that was never properly diagnosed. I had IBS symptoms but violent loose bowel movements would wake me in the night and I was in constant pain and used to feel generally very ill all the time.
After so many tests and 2 colonoscopies and no diagnosis, my Doctor decided to try amitriptyline (only a 10mg dose). My symptoms improved slowly over a few months and for about a year I have been relatively back to normal with the odd 'upset' stomach. It has been marvellous.
I have gained a fair bit of weight that amitriptyline could be contributable to and suffered in the mornings with an amitriptyline 'hangover'.
I recently thought I would see how I was now without amitriptyline. I weaned myself off slowly and have now been off completely for only one week. Almost immediately urgent loose bowel movements have returned. I have no associated pain and do not feel ill as before. I will continue to try without the tablets for a while but I wondered if anyone else has had similar experiences and what the outcome was?
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