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I've been on sertraline (zoloft, Lustral etc.) since early Jan this year. I've found it to be extremely effective at what it's meant to do (subdue anxiety & ease depression) however, I do find it "speeds up" my bowel to a degree that it does affect day to day life. (I should add that I had about 20cm of my bowel chopped out to treat cancer, so I'm not as able as I might be to deal with a "faster" bowel!!).
I've found prozac ineffective and also a total libido-killer.
Citalopram just turned the anxiety up to 11
I could take the SSRI tour & try the others, but they're all known for affecting the bowel and/or killing the libido. My research has seemed to show that, although it has other side effects, that Mirtazipine might be a possible answer.
Can anyone advise a) will my UK GP be able to get me this? and most importantly, has anyone been in a similar boat or had experience of the side-effects or effectiveness of Mirtazipine?
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