... gained weight
Amitriptyline did nothing for me although I was not given it for IBS-D.
What does work best for me is Colestipol 1GM per day. I take it every morning. I still have an accident every once in a while, but I figured out my triggers. Mine is more stress related than food related. If I think I am going to be under stress... I stay away... and that includes family's.
I took Amitriptyline 25 mg. nightly for at least 2 years. I took it for migraines and IBS. I gained 17 pounds in a matter of 5 months. I even worked out doing cardio and weights 5 days a week and watched what I ate. Reading medical studies about the drug they say it relaxes and slows the digestive track which results in your body absorbing more calories. It also can change the way the thyroid and hormones in your body regulate. What I noticed the most was water retention, very bloated in stomach and face. I quit taking amitriptyline a few months ago, and I have now started to lose weight. It didn't take me long to build up a tolerance to this medication and it just wasn't working anymore.
- Amitriptyline Information for Consumers
- Amitriptyline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitriptyline (detailed)
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