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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) board

I would definitely go with the tri-cyclics... Tofranil worked very well for me with the diarrhea.

lexapro caused more of it.

As far as the methadone for pain.. Opiates like that are constipating, and that probably was the big reason for his relief from that. And obviously its a pain medicine, so its going to block those pain signals from being sent to the brain.

Here is the way I look at medicine like that.. because I have found the most relief from Xanax(anti-anxiety, relieved the nerves and spasms), is if you need something to function, why not take it? Some diabetics have to take insulin for the rest of their life to function, why not something that helps you live. There is a difference between addiction and dependance. If you are dependant on something to function in society and not addicted to something for the high, I see these as two completely different things.

I just actually scheduled an appt. with a psychiatrist as they are more aware of the usage of medicines like Xanax and I'm hoping that he'll work with me and get me on a dose of that long term.. I know many many people that took the lowest dose possible of the medicine and never needed to take more for up to 7 years. Yet they are one of the hardest medicines to get these days. Why? I think it has a lot to do with the "new and hip" anti-depressants out on the market. I just read a website today that said medicines like Xanax, Valium, Lithium, and Ativan are highly addictive.. and then it went on to say that anti-depressants are NEVER addictive. Never? Hmm... thats a pretty bold claim if you ask me.

I sincerely hope you get the relief you are looking for for your husband. It would be nice to just find a doctor who understood what it was like to go to the bathroom 15 times before he had to go into the office, then maybe he'd understand and be more willing to work with people.