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   Posted 5/12/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Im new so here goes.
Since the first of the year i was told by my doc i have depression and anxiety.  I have been put on Kolazoopan and Zolof, and for the past 3 weeks i have had bad dierra.  my doctor tought it was a virus and all of my blood work as others tests have come back fine.
my doc sent me to a doc who is suppose to know how to fix me up but he keeps tellin me he doesnt know if he is the right person for that.  now he ordered a CT of my intestants and pelvis area.  should i get a second opion first.  this very expensive and i was sent there to get a gi scope but now he wants a CT!!!
I just dont know if i am just stressed out over everything and that is why i am having D, or if its something like crohns.  that is what they a leaning twards.  im 27 male w/ a 2yr old son who needs his dad.  Oh and this is making my life hell and i cant sleep due to worring about things.
I tried not taking my med but i had to take my zolof tonight i just need to relax.  help if have any ? just ask ill ansewer asap!
P.S. sorry for the spelling very sleepy

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   Posted 5/12/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
When you speak of your doctor, is he/she a psychologist or primary care physician? If you haven't already, see a psychiatrist. They are the best with the medication questions. That's the only difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist. The latter can prescribe drugs, psychologists can't.

I had diarhea for a year a long time ago. I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Everything I ate seemed to bother my stomach. I was keeping a journal. I was becoming a fanatic about it all. Then I went to a psychologist and he performed Eye Movement Desensitization. Problem solved. I threw away the food journal.

Have you tried any over the counter medications for the diarhea? Imodium works wonders! Try that for a little while and see if it takes care of the problem. Also, there may be something you're eating or an herb you're taking that doesn't go well with your medication(s). Before I forget, run the Imodium by a pharmacist to make sure you can take it with everything else.

You are going to be okay! Don't give up! Keep up the fluids and try to relax. Please let us know how everything goes!

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   Posted 5/13/2009 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Bob..I am wondering if you are taking the Zoloft continuously or just when you 'need to relax'.  You have to take this drug every day or you will have side effects...diarrhea is one of them.  It's just a thought.


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   Posted 5/13/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bob,

I am someone who has a 33 year history of Crohns and I have anxiety also. Anxiety for me causes alot of gastric issues such as diarrhea and nausea, which are also some of the symptoms I have when my Crohns is flaring. I would go ahead and have the tests run to rule out any other health issues.

Also, the Zoloft really upset my stomach and I had to quit taking it after 3 days. It gave me really bad cramps. So I would do the tests and see if anything shows up, if everything is clear, I would suspect the medication.

Good luck,
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   Posted 5/13/2009 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Bob and Welcome to HealingWell.

In clinical trials of Zoloft, side effects of the drug most commonly included nausea, insomnia, and diarrhea. Perhaps you could talk with your physician about trying a different antidepressant, one that may not have this side effect.

Also many people with anxiety have diarrhea when they become very anxious.

Great advice by the others and I hope you soon find the solution to your problem.

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