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Promethazine for anxiety and sleep

Any people had exsperiance with this can I get ur thoughts on it?

K x

If this don’t work for my anxiety (in turn hoping my moods will calm down) the next step is other anti depressants and maybe mood stabilisers

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You suffer IBS related to a Mental Health concern. Have you been diagnosed

BOB

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Been diagnosed with ibs and GAD.

K x

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I have the problem because of medications I take.

Consider looking into a diet, that may help, there is a site on Healthunlocked that can give support,

However medications can be a big problem as mentioned by MAS, some drugs irritate the lining of the tummy and can also upset the bowel. You need to discuss the problems with your GP, there are various things that can be purchased at the Chemist, and your GP will keep you on the best pathway

Anxiety is also a problem, can cause IBS so your GP may need to decide on the best way forward. When taking medications like Opiates etc, I take a small glass of milk to wash them down, this seems to protect the lining of the tummy. Tr not eating just before bed, this can cause churning when trying to sleep. Normally in the morning in winter I take milky porrage, with chopped dates, without sugar this also seems to calm down the gut when taking medications. I suppose again it is the milk and natural sugars of the dates that help

BOB

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Hi there,

I think your question would best be answered by your GP or pharmacist. Looking at your profile and posts on IBS community, you are on a number of different medications including Mirtazipine and Propranolol. I am concerned that maybe you are using Promethazine without prescription in some form or another. I do think you need a medication review, and that you are receiving appropriate mental health care from your local mental health team, if not, then maybe ask for a referral. Please remember, that this is a peer support forum and is not substitute for professional medical advice. Advice here though well meaning may the wrong advice, as no one knows your diagnoses, medical conditions, medications and treatments better than your own doctor.

Take care and be safe!

MAS Nurse and Moderator

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Propranolol cause insomnia, is there no way you can stop taking them ?

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I’ve never had insomnia with my propranolol

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I’ve come off the mirtazapine and I’ve been prescribed 50 mg of promethazine (+ maybe 50mg in the morning depending on my anxiety in the coming weeks) I’m not using anything without a prescription x

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I’m in the hands of a psychologist or psychiatrist (can’t remember what one m) this lady prescribed me with the meds. I know this forum isn’t medical advice but my main question was to know everyone exsperiance like if they had any side effects if they thought it worked etc.

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