Actually its the older tricyclic antidepressants that the experts are saying are more beneficial to the IBS patient with diarrhea rather than the new SSRIs. The SSRIs seem to help more for constipation prodominant IBS. I have tried the SSRI and they helped me the first time I took them. I got better and got off of them, went back on after awhile and had a bad reaction. Tried another SSRI and had the same thing. I wish I could take them though since it would be another way for me to get relief from C. Oh well.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Klonopin 2mg/day (tapering to PRN), Miralax 17g, Supplements