Well, here I am again..on an SSRI and it's causing me bad, uncontrollable diarrhea. Totally TMI but I will feel what think is the urge to pass gas and instead I pass liquid. I just had it happen at work and had to zoom home to change my undies. Ugh.
Also, I have IBS and think maybe the meds exacerbate my condition. I've been on the medicine 5 weeks now and the diarrhea isn't letting up. It's not daily, but that is because I have to take a lot of Imodium to keep it from happening, and even then it's not a sure thing that I won't have an accident. Today is case in point.
I was just curious, has anyone had this experience on Effexor XR? I took it ages ago and don't remember the diarrhea being this bad, but I recall it did continue worse than my normal IBS for the entire year and a half I was on it.
I told my doc about it on Monday and she said so long as the diarrhea was controllable, it would be okay to stay on the meds. But if it became a prob, I could go off. I know I should talk to my doc now, but she's out of town for 2 weeks :( Pooping my pants at work is totally unacceptable and mortifying. I am thinking of weaning off it now and then talking to my doc when I see her next. Anyone got any pearls of wisdom?
Oh and a wonderful development...my boyfriend got transferred in his job to LA and we're moving within a month! I resigned from my uber stressful, unhappy job and my last day is coming up in a few weeks. I am sure that removing myself from the law will greatly alleviate all the stress and anxiety I feel as I recently concluded it just is not the profession for me. I am very thankful and excited for the move!
28 year old female
Dx: IBS-D - 2004
GAD - 2008
Meds: .5- 1mg Klonopin as needed & 37.5 mg Effexor XR