Hi, DRS here, this is my 1st post, a little scared. My story begins with last year I got a severe case of C.DIFF, which almost killed me bcuz of meds I was taking for severe Fibromyalgia which, I've been disabled from for approx. 8yrs. The C.Diff actually started shutting down my kidneys & other organs, & was in ICU for 7 days, the in hosp. for 5 more. Took antibiotic Vancomycin for 6 long months & C.Diff never left so had to have a Fecal Matter Transplant, which, in turn has since made my life worse. I've lost almost 40lbs, when I look in mirror I look like someone who's anorexic, even though I eat 3 meals a day along with Boost shakes in between. Bcuz I also have IBS, the FMT has changed my bowel habits & digestive system! My 1st 3months after FMT straight diarrhea all the time & lived on Imodium, then in May went to straight constipation with Severe Cramping & Gas, could barely sit. I tried everything from Low Fod Map Diet, to Miralaxing every AM which my cramping always wakes me about 4AM. No sleeping for DRS. Tried SSRI'S but couldn't tolerate due to Fibro & mix of meds with Lyrica. I've been told my case is too complicated & have lost 4 GI's assistance. Recently went thru hell taking antibiotic Xifaxan to basically clean out any post bad bacteria in gut & was started on Elavil 10mg, which is supposed to also help you sleep but in my case, doesn't, in fact have to wake up every 2hrs to urinate & then the 4AM wake up cramping to have bowel movements, note among the list of sorted conditions I also have bladder disease IC, which it seems to aggravate as opposed to helping it. I'm supposed to Increase Elavil to 20mg nightly & scared, I want it to help with IBS but can't stand the waking up to urinate frequently & no sleep. I know there's a period of adjustment but don't know how long that is. Can anyone out there pls advise on Elavil as treatment for IBS & IC, & How long it takes to Work? As well as how long &/or what I need to do to gain weight back! Sincerely, DRS, no energy, no relief, no sleep, Desperate to get my life back & even go back to work!