Stomach bug or something else? Plz anyone

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Hi i had some raw spinach the other night on my salad and also avocado and have been bad ever since, i woke in the night with terrible gas pains which subsided after a couple of hours but i still dont feel right. I have a constant uncomfortable feeling above my stomach and keep burping and sometimes fee sick. I am lactose intolerant but use lacto free products, however i have recently started an antidepressant citalopram 2 weeks ago which has lactose in, i am at a loss as to what it is, iv seen my doctor who has insisted its either a stomach bug or the antidepressants and to wait a few days to see if it settles first. It feels like really bad trapped wind and sometimes feels like its in my back. I wondered if anyone has any idea what it could be?

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    eating greens can bring on wind especially if you dont do it very often and vise versa.  Also not washing veg could bring on a stomach bug and gas.
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    I would come off the antidepressants slowly and see if you feel better.  If you are lactose intolerant and your medication has lactose in it, then this could be the trigger,   I am surprised your doctor gave you this drug if he/she knew about your intolerance.  You could also try avoiding these vegetables to check for food triggers and keep a food diary.  

    However, go back to your doctor if your symptoms continue.

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      Thanks for your replies everyone, i remember having the same issue when i was diagnosed underactive thyroid and was given levothyroxine tablets, which also have lactose in them. I had to come off them and go on the lactose free syrup. I might ask if there is a liquid form of citalopram lactose free which im positive there is, and see if that helps. Theres nothing worse than trapped wind and pain! Absolutely horrible
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    I don't know if it would work and about dose, but what would happen if you took a LACTASE tablet prior taking the lactose containing pill.?

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      Yeah levothyroxine tablets was how i found out i was intolerant. I bought some lactase enzyme tablets from holland and barrett but havent tried them just yet i think its been a build up of lactose over two weeks of taking Citalopram. I had the same pattern on thyroid tablets, was fine for a few days and then the build up of it makes me ill.
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