Posted by Conundrum on September 8, 2011, at 12:59:30
In reply to Re: Treatment Resistance / IBS link?, posted by policebox on September 7, 2011, at 22:39:59
Has this improved your mood other than not having to deal with the frustration of needing to rush to the bathroom all the time?
> Your post is interesting as I've had IBS-D for decades and am treatment resistant (currently on an MAOi).
> I've started eating Kellogg's FiberPlus bars at least once a day; I dramatically cut back my caffeine intake (to almost none at all per day); I began drinking more water; I began taking vitamin supplements; I began walking (not much, justs between classes at university and to/from my car); I began eating more vegetables.
> I don't know if those changes have had anything to do with my having less IBS-D episodes, but it has cleared up quite a bit. It was pretty severe with sometimes up to 6 or 8 explosive loose stools per day (forgive the TMI, but sometimes descriptions of medical conditions aren't particularly pleasant to hear).
> Loperamide helps though when it returns. I usually take two 2mg tablets on the onset or as a profellactic, and then one more tablet with each subsequent loose stool (I think those are the suggested instructions). Usually by the 3rd or 4th pill I'm better. You could also ask your doctor to prescribe you Levbid/Levsin (hyoscyamine sulfate). I used that years ago and it worked for me very well. I let my prescription lapse when I relocated to a different state and by then the drug was hard to get. But it's back on the market now and shouldn't be hard to get and it's not expensive.
Complaints: post-SSRI problems: anhedonia, memory and concentration problems, sexual anhedonia. )
Currently taking 2.5 mg prozac, Multi B vitamin