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Re: Switch from amitrip to noritrip due to poop out? Jaxter99

Posted by ed_uk2010 on March 5, 2018, at 17:35:10

In reply to Re: Switch from amitrip to noritrip due to poop out? ed_uk2010, posted by Jaxter99 on March 5, 2018, at 1:38:05

Hi,

Glad you found the information helpful!

>I'd rather stop it if it isn't working and it seems like it would interfere with other possible meds for IC.

In that case, if your doctor agrees, you can see how you feel when you reduce, say to 10mg amitriptyline. If you have increased IC symptoms, you might decide that it was helping a bit. If not, you could gradually stop and try something else. You might feel less tired on a lower dose or after stopping.

>I have tried another OTC anti-histamine (Loratidine) which didn't do much, do you think it's worth trying a different OTC anti-histamine? I thought hydroxyzine might be different because you need a prescription for it.

Having tried other antihistamines already, cetirizine probably doesn't have the highest chance of helping. On the other hand, it could help - and it's a very low risk choice which is easy to obtain. Cetirizine is a stronger antihistamine than loratadine (which isn't always appreciated).

>I thought hydroxyzine might be different because you need a prescription for it.

It's both similar and different to cetirizine. The antihistamine and anti-allergic effect is very similar. The main difference is the hydroxyzine is much more likely to cause drowsiness. Some people find that hydroxyzine has a mild calming effect, which may help to relieve symptoms.

Gabapentin is the choice which is completely different to anything you're on. Is this something your urologist would try, or probably not?

 

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