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Old 08-19-2004, 09:24 AM   #1
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Tafronil - Anti Depressants - Linked to IBS? Is it Safe?

My Doctor prescribed Tafronil but im scared to take it as its known to be an anti-depressant. Should i take it? What side effects does anti-depressants have?

My bowel movements are bad, i go to the toilet about 10 times a day & i get very weak. I am losing alot of weight.

Please advice me someone!

 
Old 09-11-2004, 05:28 PM   #2
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Re: Tafronil - Anti Depressants - Linked to IBS? Is it Safe?

I was given that when I was in the er because of my ibs. What it does basicly is it calm you and your intestines a whole bunch. Now I am a lightweight (I can't take tylenol 3 with out fainting) but that made me feel stoned honestly. I personaly did't like it but hey if it works it works. Hope I helped.

 
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Old 09-12-2004, 12:40 AM   #3
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Re: Tafronil - Anti Depressants - Linked to IBS? Is it Safe?

hey all i have to say is that i had a completely diff. experience w/ this medicine.. i have taken a lot of diff. anti depressants and this is the first one that has actually WORKED, and that i have tolerated, and still feel LIKE MYSELF!... this type of anti-dep. works well for ibs-d... give it a try.... side effects are common for the first week or so... (i didn't experience any noteable ones).... and it could take upwards of 6 weeks to full work.. i take 100 mg now.. up from 50. my doc said he could even move me up to 150 mg. in a couple weeks... after i started taking this i went 19 days w/out having a bad day.. and i've only had like 2 bad ones in a couple months if that makes you feel better about it... ask about xanax to take w/ it for like 2 weeks to ease you into the anti-dep.....

 
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