Anxiety medication for ibs

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140029 tn?1393298142 I take 15mg Lexapro for my anxiety, was diagnosed with PI IBS in November. It helps me out some, definitely helps keep me calmer during flare ups. I think going gluten free has helped me out the most though. I think you just gotta find the right medication/diet that works for you though, which just comes down to trail and error on what foods you eat. I think finding something to help with your anxiety is a good idea though, because like everyone has said, anxiety and ibs go hand in hand.
Avatar m tn So now I have been prescribed imipramine to help with my anxiety and IBS. However, since being on imipramine for about a year my "IBS" has gotten worse. Rather then occasional bowel issues, I now have daily bowel issues generally causing me bad cramping, bloating, constipation and nausea. All of this along with the previously mentioned problems cause by previous anxiety medications.
1274661 tn?1301868321 I wish that bentyl worked for my IBS pain, but only med I have found to b helpful is the medication, Donnatal . I am hoping to try Lyrica to help the pain with IBS, so if any of you have found relief with abdominal cramping and pain can u let me know?
409410 tn?1251072712 I was on Pamelor for many years and my anxiety was under control. I have been off that for about a year and my anxiety has been increasing since then. My stomach has also been more upset and have had problems with IBS and I am having a hard time functioning and have even lost weight. I have tried about 7 or so medicines that psychiatrist have tried me on, but they always give me something that has seritonin in it. I take stuff for about 5 days and then it makes me sick to my stomach.
Avatar m tn I realize that I will need to see my physician, but was wondering if you might have any idea as to what this could be. I can tell you that I am on medication for anxiety, (I am particularly paranoid about cancer for some reason) so I am sure that isn't helping. Any advice you can give would be most helpful.
Avatar f tn I'm 19 and have had IBS for atleast 2 years now, all started when my Anxiety got worse. The last couple of months i've been suffering from on and off constipation, which is obviously not very plesant. But i've started to notice when i am constipated i get left lower spasm type pain where my colon/rectum is. I had it really bad for a while last night, i hadn't been to the toilet for atleast 3-4 days, fortunately i had a bowel movement today.
Avatar n tn If your IBS (which is thought to be a nerve issue) is triggered by anxiety then this is a good medication to be taking. It has been on the market for a long time which means the FDA has monitored it for a long time. It is relatively "safe" as drugs go. The XR version is helpful in decreasing nausea. If you truly feel that this medication is not helping with your IBS symptoms then yes you can stop taking it; However you need to do so under a doctors supervision.
Avatar m tn I also do suffer from an anxiety disorder but no longer take medication for it. I am just wondering in regards to the bloatedness, diarrhea and gasy-ness if this is just a part of IBS or if I should be seeking further medical attention from my family doctor?
Avatar n tn hi only your doc can really confirm the stomach issues or whether ibs there are a number of intolerances that will give off the same type symptoms as ibs one being lactose,another being celiac disease etc and hence why most people who show signs of ibs should be screened for these.
Avatar n tn The best medication for this would be Xanax...a small dose before you go might also try a round of brief psychotherapy to deal with this specific issue.
Avatar n tn The answer is " try muscle relaxing medication for a day, if it works then, it is a problem is stress related and biofeedback therapy should work with out poisoning your body with drugs.
Avatar f tn IBS can be associated with Generalized Anxiety but can a person have IBS without any other associated disorders. Has anyone been given depression and anxiety medicines that have cured you of IBS?
535882 tn?1396576685 does anxiety cause your body to produce too much adrenalin/ is that why it makes you shakey uneasy keyed up? any one know?
Avatar n tn Hi Fred, I also take buscopan for my IBS i have suffered for 18 years with it and like you i know what foods i can and cant eat, my doc advised me that prevention is better than a cure so it is quite save to take 1 tablet a day, of course we are all differant so i would suggest you eithr ring your doc or chemist to make sure it is safe for you, as with any illness stress plays a big part in it, i can guarentee if im feeling under any kind of stress my IBS will flare up even if i have felt ok for
Avatar n tn I strongly suggest that you get a gastroenterologist consultation for ibs because that is the cause for anxiety. Hope this helps. Take care.
212161 tn?1599427282 Are you straining at all when you have a bowel movement?
Avatar f tn Hi. The thing about IBS is that there are different types. So, more details would help. This is a general list of available treating medicines for IBS. https://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar f tn Very often anxious people turn to comfort eating and eating too quickly and not chewing their food properly and get digestive problems. Medication for anxiety and depression also often causes digestive problems. Reflux, if you have it, is usually caused by incomplete digestion and laying down too soon after eating so that the gas goes up instead of staying in the abdomen.
Avatar f tn There are many anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications that are actually used to treat IBS. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and what your concerns are. I have multiple conditions, including IBS and anxiety, that these medications are used for. Right now I am taking one at a low dose in an attempt to treat my migraines. It is in a different class than the SSRI medications. I know of several people who take the same one that I take, Nortriptyline.
Avatar m tn I take nexium daily for the GERD and metamucil daily for the IBS. I am not on any anxiety medication. About 5 years ago I had an upper GI endoscopy that came back fine. 4 days ago I woke up with terrible pressure in my chest. I have had this before with my GERD but this was the worst it had ever been. Since then, the pressure is gone but I have had very strong pains when I swallow or even belch. Basically anything that stretches my esophagus causes horrible pain.
Avatar m tn Prolly shoulda mentioned this, I do have a prescription for IBS medication and was full of joy when i got it only to be disappointed with no help or relief from this problem. I have tried a few IBS medications and nothing seems to work.
Avatar f tn i also have ibs along with anxiety and it *****! because having an ibs episode will launch me right into a panic attack! the only way i deal with it is to know before i leave, where the closest and most accesible bathrooms are.... just in case. it helps a little .