I have been suffering with the above for nearly 2 years now and after seeing a therapist for a few months she said I definitely have generalised anxiety which probably makes my IBS a lot worse and her counselling didn't help me and suggested that maybe medication may help. I have never liked the idea of medications but am getting to the point where I may have to as everything else has failed (counselling, relaxation/hypnotherapy CD's etc)

Before I see my GP I was wondering what medications people here find helps them most, I know there are many types (SSRI's, beta blockers etc etc).

Thanks for listening.

5 Replies

  • Did you try the Phenergan , Nick ?

  • Yes I did but absolutely no help with the IBS but still take it as it helps me sleep.

  • Och that's a shame. It's so hard to stop this vicious circle. I still have odd days when I need Imodium and diazepam to help me. I know you don't like taking medication but honestly it's better to take whatever helps you rather than living in misery .

  • Hi Nick

    Your doctor is the probably the best person to advise with a suitable medication, what works for one person may not necessarily work for another, it's difficult to say, some people find that they have to try a few different types of medication until they find the right type for them, you'll get there eventually though, let your doctor help you find the right medication, keep us posted, hope you'll soon find something suitable, xxx :-)

  • See your doctor and try the medication. Remember that you did not get to this point overnight, and it will take time to correct it. I take phenergan sometimes to help me sleep, too--it was a little helpful with the IBS, but I'm still searching too. Don't give up.

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