Welcome and thanks for being a part of the forums!
I have been on SSRI's for a long time for my anxiety and just for myself I havent had an issue with them. As you know seeing our GP is a huge benefit as they can help us out with any side effects we have
You are spot on when you mentioned the 'vicious circle'....especially with suffering from health anxiety..I used to suffer from the same set of feelings and they are horrible to have
Just for some reassurance and support one of our members wrote an excellent thread called :
what physical feelings of anxiety do you get?
Its a huge thread yet comforting to know you are not alone with stomach pains/loose bowel movements..I still have those symptoms when I am going through a stressful time even being on SSRI's
I really hope you can let us know your thoughts!....(only if you wish to)
any questions/comments are always welcome Bennnyboy10
my kind thoughts