how can i help Mum, am worried sick

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I have been looking on this forum to try and help my mum who seems to be having the most awful time on mirtazapine. She has been on it for 6 mths at 45mg and was prescribed it for Anxiety after my dad suddenly became very ill. She said she hasn't felt good on it and has an awful shake now in her body but the last 6 weeks she has been suffering from chronic diarrhea and bleeding.  She saw the gp who said she didn't think it was the tablets so she left her on them. It is only last week when mum went back and said she still had the problem that the gp said she would take her off of them. She tapered them quickly from 45 then dropping to 30 four days later and then nothing, Mum is now feeling worse than ever, she is sweating profusely and feels awful. She still has the diarrhea and is losing huge clots of blood when she goes. She is exhausted and pale and unable to eat. 

I am so worried that she has been taken off these far too quickly and now is in the most horrible withdrawal. How long will it take for her to start to get them out of her system and feel better. I have told her to contact her gp again on Monday as she is feeling so ill. I am very cross that she has been taken off them so quickly, almost like going cold turkey. I am also furious that she has been given such an evil drug for anxiety, it sounds truly awful. 

I don't live near mum and I don't know what I can do to help her through this. Is the bleeding normal do you think. She has been bleeding for 6 weeks now and it is getting worse.  I am terrified that something else sinister is going on.

Can anyone give me any advice that might help Mum.

Thanks for reading.


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    We have now been told that the x ray ct shows a lump in her bowel. They say it is a blockage and they are going to try and clear it but I have no idea how.

    I am surprised she has a blocked bowel as she has been getting chronic diarrhea for 9 weeks. I just hope the blockage gets sorted out. I am hoping to go and see her but she is a long way from me and I suffer with chronic back pain from a misplaced epidural so I don't travel well.

    I just hope nothing is being missed.

    Thanks for your kind wishes and support. I will keep you posted.


    • Posted

      Sometimes if there is a partial or complete blockage in bowel the body has to have diahreah to get passed the blocksge tmi soz
    • Posted

      Thinking of you both. Hopefully blockage can be removed safely. I'm just glad she's in hospital as opposed to being turned away by GP

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