| | Amitriptyline hcl and IBS
I was just at the Gastro yesterday and was diagnosed with IBS.
He put me on Amitriptyline hcl 10mg and told me to take it at bedtime because it can make me sleepy.
I was just curious about the drug. Does anyone know it's side effects? Does anyone have any pros / cons they'd like to add?
I hear it's an anti-depressant which worries me because I already suffer from periods of deep depression and anxiety but never wanted to take anything for it because I try to deal with it different ways (meditation, prayer, etc). I just don't want to withdrawal from it when I'm off.
I also see things that say don't mix with alcohol, but I like to enjoy a glass of wine every so often... :/
I would really love if someone could help me out. I'm supposed to take it tonight. Thank you.