Cilalopram and stomach ach

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Does anyone experience a bloated stomach, does it ach and feel swollen, was on 10mg for 3 weeks then on 20mg for 2 weeks now, I am also feeling over anxious today as well, is it working and can citalopram aggrivate IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Does it affect a persons time of the months as well, does it make if more painful.

Why do I feel more anxious today!

If anyone has any experience of this please advise as would like to know.

Thanks and chin up to those who take this type of medication.


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    well ive only been takin 2 days and today i am yawning my head off really cant stop yawning ive had dioareah too and cant spell that .

    but cant wait to get home to bed i suffer ibs so not shore if i agravates it ? im glad i found this site debi .

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    Hi Indigo, are you very sensitive to fatty foods and carbohydrates?

    The only thing I can say about it, to help, is that from my iwn experience, it seemed to give me trapped wind. Even if I ate little, which was a common daily occurence, my tummy would explode and id look like I had a muffin hanging out. ( oh dear -did I say that?.). I mean a big tummy. Sorry, i dont do this pil anymore, hope I never need to. maybe you could try upping your fruit and fibre intake......I get so bored eating healthily...I just want to be bad. Actually, to be honest , I am more bad than good.

    If it is still upsetting you and you still feel uncomfy , after these attempts, perhaps you should explain your symptoms to your doctor. Whatever you do, get the professional help (when you feel the need). Dont do what I do/did.

    Hugs to you . Hope I have helped. try not to worry, The more you worry , the more you will aggravate your IBS.

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    Hi Indigo, Yes, yes, yes, I've been on Citalopram for over a year now and I do suffer from bad tummy pains and a horrible bloated feeling, so you aree not alone,I am trying to come off them, but as yet have not been able to get below 5 mgs a day before the withdrawl symptoms hit in, and they for me have been worse, but I will try again, don't worry you are not alone, there are moderators here who will hep all they can I'm sure, all the best, get well soon.

    Regards M.

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    Thanks for you advise, I have been to the doctors and am reducing down to 10mg as I want to come off them at some point. Have also been advised to eat a high fibre diet because of the IBS, I think it is helping.

    Thanks again for all your advise.

    M x

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