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Topic: digestive issues due to SSRI

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. Bennyboy10
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    7 posts
    5 August 2020

    Hi Everyone just wanted to know if anyone has experienced stomach issues while on an SSRI?

    I have been on them for about a year and suffered really bad with stomach pains and Diarhea. Problem is im not sure if its my anxiety or the medication that is causing this.

    And it just becomes a vicious cycle as i suffer with anxiety about my health.


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  2. blondguy
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    6 August 2020 in reply to Bennyboy10

    Hi Bennyboy10

    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


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