Role of Anti-depressants in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Q: I had been diagnosed with SRUS and IBS. My gastro has prescribed Placida. I have read extensively about the two components in this drug. Why on earth would this tablet help me in relieving my symptoms? Please advise, as I am unable to understand the correlation.
Both IBS and SRUS have been seen to have a psychogenic component. So, anti-depressant drugs have been tried in many cases with success.
May be your doctor wants to give it a try. But Placida or Deanxit have certain side-effects that you may like to read.
So you may like to consider other antidepressants with less side-effects.
The long-term treatment for such conditions includes lifestyle and dietary changes. Read about them here.
How long have you been taking this medication? Do you feel any improvement by taking this medicine? Let us know for further evaluation.