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hi guys,

so i have been suffering for 6 months with severe bloating unable to go to the toilet. I have been taking laxative every day as ive had xrays camera etc to check my colon and intestine t.m.i i no.. I have gained 3+ stone i am devasted i was sure this was down to ibs or something seriouse... I havwe been taking sertuline and after tonight i fink that this is the side afftect as i have vivid dreas severe weigt gain etc..... please tell me there is light and i will loose it all can i just completly stop takingh them and what should i do about my panic attaks and anxiety

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    Hi aklly

    i'm on a low dose as with 100 mg I got very agitated.  Didn't have a problem with weighty gain with that one but was first put on Mirtazapine and gained 2 stones in 4 months.  As that didn't seem to answer he problem was also given Sertraline 6 weeks ago.  The other side effect I had for the toilet was the opposite of yours as I had to take Immodium every day!

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      Hi Nessie are you feeling better now.  Has the palpatations stopped.            Hope you are well.
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    Hi Kelly, if I was you I wouldn't come off any medication without a word with your GP, they can have really bad effects on you if you just stop. Also you may be better to go on the IBS SITE for your other problem. Take care 
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    Hi Kelly and Norm

    It's 10 am and the tme of day I dread and wish  could end it all.  Despite the propanol and diazepam, I fell like hell and thepLpitations just won't stop.  The GP is even talking about cutting the dose and I don't know whT 8mll do if that happens.

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      Hi Ness, what's your GP going to cut? But as for your palpatations I had them years ago, and I know there not nice, you probley ought to insist with your GP about Haveing an ECG. Maybe the drug she's going to cut could be the cause.  Don't be frightened to really stamp your feet with your GP for answers.  Go with a list of what you want to ask and don't be put off you can't carry on like this.  Take care Ness speak to you soon.
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      Nessie it could be as simple as acid reflux. It cause palpitations, chest pains and can raise blood pressure. I haven't looked to far back but it could be a cause. Exercise, diet plays a massive part in our mental state to and constantly worrying will bring on anxiety to its highest form. Go back to basics and start again. It's hard but the only way is up!
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    Hi kelly and Norma

    I don't kow how to reply to you Norma, although this came .from you. She has already cut the Sertraline from 100 to 50 mg as I was getting very agitated.  I'm still on 45 mg Mirtazapie and as it didn't seem to be working, the psychiatrist put me on Sertraline as well 6 weeks ago.  It's the propanol 80 mg and the diazepam 12 mg that she's going to cut.  If.I had the guts I would just stay under the duvet and hope to go to sleep and not waken up.  Today's been hell and getting worse.  I've been trying to listen to relaxation CDs and hypnosis but it's made no difference.

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    H again Kelly and Norma

    should have said that I've had an ECG and it's anxiety that's causing the palpitations

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      Hi, Nessie, Now c'mon you were picking up a bit last week, just hang on in there. Like I've said to you before just maybe you've got to much medication of the same type, and it's working against each other.  So maybe your GP is thinking the same by cutting some of it down.  There also may be one that's not agreeing with you. I have the same problem I take a lot of Meds and when I feel unwell no one knows which illness is causing the problem. So just hang in there you may have to feel a little ill to feel better.  I know it can't be easy on your own so if it gets a bit to bad for you speak to the Samaritans there really nice and helpful.  Hang in there Ness.  Here's a BIG HUG. Oh and by the way we were talking privately but it don't matter how we talk.  You ever want to talk I'm going nowhere.  Norma
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    Hi Norma

    thanks for the email.  Today has been my worst day.  I've seen the GP and have to wait till 19 Feb to see the psychiatrist who may or may nt change the pills altogether.  The GP has put me back up to,100 mg Sertraline and cut the Mirtazapine to 30 mg.  she says if I start to get really agitatd on the higher dose f,Sertraline which I do 2 weeks ago to cut it back again.Thanks again for the support.  I was ready to stick my head in a bucket.  It seems to be going on for so long with no end n sight.  I dread going to bed knowing there's more of the same the next day.  I do try to keep,busy but find being alone in the house the hardest.

    take care of yourself

    best wishes

    Nessie

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      I know what you mean by going to bed and waking to more the next day Ness, I have chronic IBS amongst other health problems, some days the pain is unbearable.  I had a really bad Saturday night I felt so ill I thought I was dieing. So all day yesterday I was really tired and low, and that's all I wanted to do stay under the duvet.And everytime I see a specialist for one of my health problems they seem to give me another one.   But looking on the bright side we,re both still here, and the spring is on its way,maybe that's what we need a bit of sunshine.  Keep your chin up only another ten days to seeing your phsyciatrist . Write how you feel and what you want down so you remember to tell him.  Do things to try and take your mind off how you feel. Play your music read a book involve yourself in something on TV.      Take care I'll speak to you tomorrow .
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    Hi nNorma

    you Lways seem to cheer me up.  I just wish you lived nearer so that we could meet up.  Are you living in the UK or in the USA?  You Lways manage to put a positive so. on everything and see the glass as half full whereas I seem to see it as half empty!

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      Oh and I come from the UK.  I live in Stafford not to far from Birmingham where I originate from.  Sorry I missed that out Ness
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    Hi Norma

    was trying to be positive like you today but although I've thought I've had hellish days this was the worst.  My medication was increased a anI blacked out on Thursday night, coming to lying flat on the bedroom carpet.  I ended up for 4 hours at A & E and have broken a rib, bruised my face and ulcerated my mouth when my top teeth went through my lower lip.  The palpitations are worse.  They're talking about giving me a zimmer and a nurse is coming out to see me.  I seem to b getting worse by the day and no one knows what's wrong with my balance.  My blood pressure with the Propanol is fine as is the ECG.  I can see me becoming a permanent invalid.  I can't drive again.

    sorry to be like this as I know others have worse problems

     

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      Hi Nessie, Oh you are Haveing a bad time, but maybe now the only way is up. If your Haveing a nurse to come into you now,don't hold back tell her exactly how you are feeling and don't hold back, and just maybe you'll get something sorted.  Did they adjust any of your medication while you were in Hostpital ? For now Ness just sit back and relax.  I can see where your comeing from no one seems to be listening to you, so make them.             I'll speak to you again tomorrow Ness please take care of yourself , and just eat,sleep,and relax.  Big Hug NORMA 
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      Nessie I'm always here if you want to talk so please don't feel alone.x
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