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Bay
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Hi 

Anyone else get extreme pain, to the point of being sick or feeling faint with IBS-D? 
 

I have regular colonoscopies and done tests to rule out celiac disease, IBD etc. 

 

Recently during my flare ups it’s just such extreme pain. Nothing I do can ease the pain. I do get relief as soon as a bowel movement has past but it’s just builds straight back up again. 
 

I feel like my default is to reach for Imodium but I would love to address why the pain is so extreme initially. 


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Jeffrey Roberts

Hi Bay,

I have had extreme pain similar to how you have described it. This could be caused by a host of things so it's good that you are being scoped to rule things out.

Has anyone ever suggested trying a low dose of a neuromodulator medication (formerly called antidepressants)? In low doses these could dull the pain, but it takes a little while to feel the effects of the medication.

I use a low dose of amitriptyline (10-20mg) daily and this helps lessen the pain. The added side effect is that it also tends to cause constipation.

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