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   Posted 5/3/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I have fibromyalgia as well as A/P disorder.  I have been in a very painful flare for months and finally started taking three advil every six hours because two, alternating with Tylenol wasn't doing anything.  I also take Lexapro. (weaning off)  Has anyone ever been told that taking NSAID's with and SSRI's can cause all kinds of bleeding...stomach, intestinal etc?  I started get very bad stomach pain and gas...nausea too.  I finally looked up the side effects of Lexapro and of course, there in big red print was DO NOT TAKE NSAID'S with this drug.  HUH?  Doc, who is a Rhuemy didn't mention this, and when I called the pharmacist to ask about it, he said he never heard of this precaution and to just 'eat food' with the Advil.
All I can say is "Owie, belch, burp and other lovely gas issues'.  Just wondered if anyone else has experienced this on SSRI's.  Guess the fibro pain is just gonna have to keep me gimping!

fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium

Post Edited (vestabula) : 5/3/2009 7:43:17 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/3/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have Fibro, but I am not able to take NSAIDS because I also have Crohns Disease. I have never heard that you couldn't take NSAIDS with anti-d's, but from the sounds of it with you, it can cause problems with folks. Maybe talk with your Rheumy about some other type of treatment. Sounds like it is giving you a bad case of GERD/Acid Reflux.

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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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   Posted 5/3/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning,

I take NSAIDS for osteoarthritis but I do not take them daily.  If your having a stomach issue it is most likely the NSAIDS.  I have never heard of any interaction with SSRI's but I am not a professional.  You may want to ask your physician.

Take care,

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