Bipolar Treatment causing IBS symptoms?

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 10/12/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello... my pdoc has been changing my meds around for over 2 years now trying to find a combo that works for me. I'm not sure what I listed on my last 'signature' so here is my current med breakdown... Synthroid 100, Zoloft 300, Wellbutrin 150, Klonopin 1, YAZ, Lamictal 200. My latest change was adding the Zoloft and Wellbutrin. It really seems to be helping my moods BUT now my stomach is so upset all the time! I have IBS... constipated rarely, diarrhea often, gas, pain, bloating. My appetite is nil, nothing really sounds or tastes good. The thought of eating a piece of meat makes me ill. I take the Zoloft and Wellbutrin at the same time with food but thats not helping. This has been going on for at least 2 months. Does anyone have this problem? Anyone have any advice for something I could do that would help stop the digestive problems?

Thank you!

Diagnosed Bipolar
slow cycling with long periods of extreme depression
have had 2 manic episodes that led to hospitalization
Currently Taking: Zoloft, Welbutrin, Lamictal, Klonopin

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Date Joined Apr 2003
Total Posts : 973
   Posted 10/13/2009 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I take zoloft, and have for 2-3 years. I have crohn's and the zoloft doesn't mess with my gut at all. Not sure about the others, though.
Stephanie, 29, married for 10 wonderful years and mommy to two awesome toddlers
dx with Crohn's 4/2003, in remission from 11/2003 to 7/2009
omeprazole 40mg, zoloft 100mg, apriso 1500mg, dicyclomine 3/day
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, re-diagnosed with bipolar I 9/09
Apparently allergic to lamictal...waiting on next rx

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