buspar and ibs

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   Posted 11/24/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morn,
I was just wondering if anybody has had this problem....My ibs-c is out of control could it be from taking buspar... Its the only thing im doing different...Thanks!!!

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   Posted 11/24/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning,

Buspirone is used to relieve nervousness, anxiety and tension. Constipation or diarrhea have both been reported by patients on Buspar according to the info I have read.

Have you tried increasing your fiber intake or using Fibercon or a similiar product? Just a thought. If this becomes a problem for you do talk with your physician.

Take care,


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   Posted 11/24/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Another suggestion for the C is what I use, which is stool softners. They keep things soft and easier to pass. Good luck!
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