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Can anyone let me know if they've been prescribed and have taken Citalopram for IBS-D?
I've had IBS-D (diarrhoea) for just over a year now and after lots of tests and consultations with a Gastron consultant at my local hospital they have prescribed me Citalopram and have discharged me.
The consultant didn't tell me a lot about the drug, apart from the fact that it is addictive, so I've been given a small dosage for a limited time frame, (4 weeks), and that it helps not only my current feelings of dealing with IBS but also helps to relieve the stomach pains I regularly feel.
Having now done a lot of research today on the internet and read many of the blogs of this site I am now worried that this isn't a suitable medication for treating IBS. I am particularly worried about reading on many websites that a main side-effect of the drug is nausea and diarrhoea - these are exactly the symptoms I want to treat, not to have more of!!
If anyone has either experienced these side effects or has been prescribed this drug for IBS I would be extremely interested to know your thoughts, either positive or negative.
Your input would be greatly received, so that I feel more informed before deciding to take the drug or not.
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