I am new here also, and just very recenlty found out (by colonoscopy)I have IBS-C. about
a month before my proceedure, my gp put me on 50mg of Zoloft for anxiety, (I then switched drs because I felt like I was being ignored) I told my new dr about
all my symptoms and that I had been put on 50mg zoloft for anxiety, and he, right off the bat, scheduled a colonoscopy and upped my zoloft to 100mg because he said that anxiety can make IBS worse, and zoloft should help relieve the tiny, narrow stools and it did! after a few days of taking the higher dose, I was having more "normal" sized bms.
I hope what I wrote doesn't sound like I was rambling too much! The long and the short of it is: Yes, I take antidepressants for my IBS and they really do help me :)
Hope this has helped,
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