I have had ibs-d for years...sometimes its been better than at other times but for the last year and a half its been just plain awful.
Well, I am almost 'superstitious' about writing this (have to be honest and admit it! ) but I started taking Mirtazapine for my anxiety about a month ago... it just the last few days starting to help me with the anxiety (started in Sept 10th) BUT THE SHOCKING THIS IS: I am no longer having diarrhea... In fact, it has swung to the opposite extreme so I have to make sure I take my psyllium and sometimes stool softeners and also Cascara Sagrada capsules.
Like I said: I am almost afraid of saying anything about it for fear ibs will say HERE I AM AGAIN...HAHAHA .....But, stranger things have happened. Everyone has their own reactions to ALL kinds of meds... but I have really been enjoying not having to SPRINT for the nearest br.... or cancel going places, etc etc etc... you know what I mean.
I will REPOST if there is a change... Is anyone else here on Mirtazapine?? And have you had a similar experience?? I am only on 15mg...and only take 1 pill per day at bedtime...
If you have both anxiety (or depression) and ibs-d ... you might talk this over with your dr.
Best wishes to all of you!