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I'm curious if I have ibd syndrome / colitis, however i feel like these conditions are fads right now. How common are these?
Potentially: There is no absolute time limit that can stay on this medication. If you find that it is helping with your ibs symptoms and you don't experience any side effects, your doctor may recommend that you maintain this therapy for the long term. Please note that ibs and colitis are not the same thing. While Amitriptyline has been used with some success in ibs, it does not treat colitis. ...Read more
Please tell me, could amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis?
With supervision: The key is to have amitryptiline supervised by your doc. He/she will need to potentially monitor your heart rhythm and to counsel you against the potential side effects of the medication, which can include constipation, dry mouth, and dry eyes. However, if it is working, then it is potentially a good long-term medication. If it is not helping after 3 months, you should stop it. ...Read more
Can amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis? Need expert opinions!
For how long should I avoid black and strong ground roast coffee prepared in a french press if I have colitis/irritable bowel syndrome?
I would stay: Away from such sources as caffeine in either case as it increases acid production and dehydrates, leading to constipation and potentially worsening your symptoms. That being said colitis and irritable bowel are 2 completely different entities! they are not synonymous. Make sure your diagnosis is clearto you and your doctor. ...Read more
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