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Panda_82
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   Posted 7/31/2010 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
For the last 3 weeks I have had loose stools every day, about 4 times per day.  I am trying to come off venlafaxine and I don't know if it is to do with this but these symptoms are getting me down.  I also have terrible wind.  Sometimes I have mucus in the stool.
I also get quite bad palpitations.
These symptoms might well be to do with the withdrawal from venlafaxine.
 
I went to see my GP wh did a number of blood tests and they showed my inflammatory markers were normal so it wasn't inflammatory bowel and also my thyroid was normal.  My caeliac screen was also negative.
 
Does anyone else get mucus in their stool?
My GP thinks I could have IBS.  How can I stop the diorrhea?  Is it safe to take imodoium every day?
 
Any advice would be appreciated.
 
Thanks

shawn12
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   Posted 8/1/2010 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
So this only started three weeks ago?
 
It could be IBS, but only a doctor can make the diagnoses. If this has only been going on three weeks, it make take a while longer to figure that all out.
 
 
In regards to IBS
 
"Also, air may accumulate behind these localized contractions, causing the bowel to swell. So bloating and abdominal distress may occur. "
 
"Some patients see gobs of mucous in the stool and become concerned. Mucous is a normal secretion of the bowel, although most of the time it cannot be seen. IBS patients sometimes produce large amounts of mucous, but this is not a serious problem. "
 
I would ask your doctor about the immodium. Its pretty safe, but you also want to know whats going on as much as possible.
 
let us know how your doing.
 
 
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Panda_82
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   Posted 8/1/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your answer
The diahorrea has been better today but I have a strange pressure feeling in my rectum which is quite uncomfortable.

shawn12
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   Posted 8/1/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
That is not uncommon in IBS either, called rectal hypersensivity.

You may want to look this over on diagnoses and about IBS.

http://www.aboutibs.org/

http://www.ibshealth.com/

also you might want to watch the vidoe IBS its not all in your head.

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=26&m=1853713
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