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nortriptyline for ibs

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Neurotransmitters: There are more nts in the gut than in the brain. It should come as no surprise then that taking a medication that affects NT levels can affect ibs...
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Constipation: Nortriptyline can slow things down in your bowels and lead to constipation.

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fiber supplements: One of the most effective treatments for IBS is to take a psyllium supplement (metamucil, citrocel) daily with water or juice.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: Nortriptaline is an antidepressant that has some efficacy in ibs. It is usually prescribed by a gastroenterologist. If it fails to work satisfactorily ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Nortriptylene: Generally a doctor would prescribe an antidepressant like nortriptylene to help someone's life, not ruin it. Depression itself can ruin a life! but t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Older antidepressant: Classified as a tricyclic antidepressant, and considered of modest benefit these days due to significant anti-cholinergic side effects (drowsiness, di ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
39 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects persist: Established blood level measuring and therapeutic ranges are available to guide dosing and provide feedback if doses threaten safety for example cardi ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Talk w/psychiatrist: Before making this decision, please discuss it with the doctor who prescribed it for you (hopefully a psychiatrist). Together you need to review the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Pamelor (nortriptyline): Is an old tricyclic antidepressant used for depression, sleep, headache prophylaxis and some neurological ailments with pain.
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Dr. Eric Kelts
25 years experience Neurology
In some patients: Neuropathic pain is very difficult to treat. Medications used to treat it include opiates, anticonvulsants (seizure medications), some antidepressant ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
45 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes, OK together: Meloxicam is used to treat arthritis. It reduces pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. Meloxicam is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory d ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Pamelor (nortriptyline): In selected cases, tricyclic antidepressants can work for ha's., such as Elavil or pamelor (nortriptyline).

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