Hello. I have posted in the anxiety community previously and now I have decided to post here due to a somewhat recent diagnosis of IBS. About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with GAD. I should state that I firmly believe I was misdiagnosed. However to make a long story short I have been on a hand full of different anxiety medications. All have given me unwanted side effects that have stuck with me from medication to medication and have never went away. These side effects include nausea, dizziness, headaches, bowel issues, sleep issues, lethargy, and believe it or not, increased anxiety. The most recent medication I was on is Imipramine at 50mg. This was prescribed to me after multiple different tests including a ultrasound, abdominal cat scan, endoscopy, and lots of blood work. All came back negative resulting in the diagnosis of IBS. I should also state that before this diagnosis and before starting any anxiety medication I never had what I considered to be abnormal bowel problems. So now I have been prescribed imipramine to help with my anxiety and IBS. However, since being on imipramine for about a year my "IBS" has gotten worse. Rather then occasional bowel issues, I now have daily bowel issues generally causing me bad cramping, bloating, constipation and nausea. All of this along with the previously mentioned problems cause by previous anxiety medications. Being fed up with this it was decided between myself and my doctor to wean off of imipramine as it was only meant to be temporary. My last day on this medication was a little over a month ago. Since weaning I continue to have all of the previously mentioned side effects plus now I have increased bowel issues that now cause me diarrhea. I have been back to the doctor since and have essentially been told to just get back on medication. I am at a point where I refuse to believe this whole anxiety/IBS diagnosis. Is there anyone out there who has dealt with something similar? Or maybe someone who might have a different idea as to what might be going on? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.