I was diagnosed with ibs in 2016 and I have to use SSRI'S or else I suffer super strong chronic abdominal pain and all kinds of weird symptoms.
I tried most SSRI'S and they make me feel "stupid" I can't focus properly, They have different side effects but the lack of focus is common place for me.
Anyone tried using another drug (maybe adhd drugs) to cope with the side effect ? My brain just doesn't work "right" if you know what I mean. I just can't make quick "connections" my thought is slow and dragged, my focus is blurred.
I don't have depression, never had.
If I stop using ssris, my brain returns to normal and I can focus, work, and study properly again but then the pain symptoms in my gut and discomfort starts all over again after a month or two.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm desperate, thank you.
Edit: All antidepressants that modulate serotonin (SNRI, TCA, SNRI) work fine but they make me "stupid" even after months of use.
Post Edited (Silva_) : 5/18/2018 4:18:00 PM (GMT-6)