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On 10 mg amitriptyline for 8 months for ibs-d. If I stop cold turkey, will I experience withdrawal? What to expect for how long?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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In brief: Stop Amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline, a TCA antidepressant, which may b rx'ed for illnesses including pain, Headaches, and IBS, when taken for long periods of time, can have a mild discontinuation syndrome if stopped abruptly (symptoms may include nausea, headache, malaise).
Never stop a medication without the instruction of ur prescribing MD. Even if you don't have discontinuation sxs, u'll need a new tx for ur IBS!

In brief: Stop Amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline, a TCA antidepressant, which may b rx'ed for illnesses including pain, Headaches, and IBS, when taken for long periods of time, can have a mild discontinuation syndrome if stopped abruptly (symptoms may include nausea, headache, malaise).
Never stop a medication without the instruction of ur prescribing MD. Even if you don't have discontinuation sxs, u'll need a new tx for ur IBS!
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