sertraline

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Hi long story short i went to the dr complaining of bloating no appetite and just a ill feeling after listening to certain things i was going through he put it down to anxiety and prescribed sertraline 50mg this was in october first 2 weeks on the drug were crap i couldnt work felt terrible after countless dr and hospital visits urine was all clear blood tests showed infection and a blood clot in stool all put down to infection altholugh i am back to work and feeling much better i am left with terrible bowel habits a feeling of needing to go all the time aches in lower back a weird feeling in lower right side all been put down to post infection ibs i cant help wondering if the sertralne has had an effect on my bowels i had no bowel problems before the sertraline just the bloated stomach. Do people with ibs feel ill daily i cant remember the last day i felt well! i am trying to gradually come off sertraline to see if that helps my bowels but that in itself is making me feel really low wish i hadnt started the stupid drug and just tried to get through myelf help anyone?

​Desperate x

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    Hi I personally don't take any medication only stool softeners when I really can't go a lot of people talk about flare ups I generally feel cramps most of the time tired tummy pain 2 inches to the right of my belly button through to my back worse after a bm and very bad bloating

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    My Ibs I feel is caused by an upset tummy with all the medications I have to take, also we eat a lot of fruit and of course fruit can cause loose stools.

    In your situation you need to have your mind put to rest and make sure everything after your tests and blood clot are nothing sinister. Especially if you are suffering from bloating. Did they to an inspection of your colon. A camera up your bottom ??

    BOB

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      nope they said that was the end of the infection and have been left with post infection ibs and touch wood it never happened again i was going upto 8 times a day that has lmed right down just lower back ache sometimes and geneal weird tummy feling what is weird if we have friends over or i am busy i dont think about it once?
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      Yes, last time about six months or so, they sedated me and they found nothing this time.

      Once they did a test on me and were passing air up and they were having a good laugh at my expense, about ten years ago

      BOB

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      i said to the dr i have like a pressure feeling in my bum (lovely) and when that isnt there my back and hips hurt when my hips and back are fine i have the pressure feeling maybe im just mad lol x
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