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Thanks Pat and Hippi, I will speak to the pharmacist about it. Pat I had no idea that those were side effects from effexor. the gas is bad enough but it I get IBS too it would so not be worth taking! Good grief! Good news it's not raining today or yesterday. I didn't wear my o2 at all during the day yesterday because it wasn't humid. Now a few more days like that would be wonderful. I hate being hooked to a machine everywhere I go. It just ain't natural!
Love ya all
The hours of gas pain and bloating and the gas bubbling around in your gut and the burning esophagus are all too familiar to me and I am sorry you are experiencing it as well. I have been taking Zantac (Ranitidine) for years for the burning esophagus and I take over the counter Gas-X for the gas pains. I know it is an embarrassing thing to talk about but it happens. At least you are passing the gas. I'd say if you weren't then it would be worrisome. I also take meds that flare my IBS. Have you ever been diagnosed with that cause a lot of the meds (especially the Effexor) can make these symptoms worse. I would say after this long with no relief, and if you have tried some over the counter gas relieving things, it may be time to talk to your doctor. The Gas-X is only a temporary stop gap. Plus, before you take it or anything containing simethicone (like Tums) check with your pharmacist because with a lot of meds you CANNOT take Tums or things like that. I hope this helps some. And also some meds can cause that embarrassing symptom of "constipation" and that can cause a lot of bloating and bad gas pains and such as well.
Hope you feel better soon.
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Hi Lynnwood and Patty, Hope you are doing well this morning. I actually did good with taking my effexor just before bed. The gas didn't keep me awake. I'm going to try it again tonight and see if it helps.
Lynnwood thanks for the link it helps alot. It's a really time saver!
Patty it was beautiful here yesterday but boy you could cut it with a knife this morning!!!!!!!!!!
Have a good day ladies