Amitriptyline for Facial Pain: Concerns with Ileostomy and Constipation

Doreen 21
Aug 06, 2023 4:37 pm


I've been prescribed Amitriptyline for facial pain. Does anyone here with an ileostomy take Amitriptyline? I am nervous to use it as constipation is listed as a side effect. Any advice gratefully received. Thanks.

Aug 06, 2023 7:17 pm

Hello Doreen

I have recently started on escitalopram for anxiety, but it is giving me some unwanted side effects. My doctor has said that if I cannot tolerate this, then I can try amitriptyline instead. To be honest, anything that firms up the motion would be greatly appreciated.

I think most antidepressants/anxiety meds have constipation/diarrhea as a side effect, but I think it affects everyone differently.

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Aug 06, 2023 9:28 pm

Just to be safe, take a dose of Miralax in the morning; it should help. I need to take it due to all the pain meds I take, and it helps me.

Aug 12, 2023 12:26 am

Please check to see if the medication you speak of is for the use you say it is. I took it for a while years ago and it wasn't for pain!

Jasper 007
Aug 22, 2023 5:56 am

I took amitriptyline for pain relief and it did not affect my ileostomy.

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