cymbalta anad diarrhea
Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:47 AM
Posted 22 June 2007 - 01:38 PM
Hi Mariana -- I'm not quite sure what your dr. meant here (in the above quote). I feel that if the D persists when you already lowered it to 30mg, you may need to call your dr. and discuss this with him/her, as sweating is an expected side-effect, whereas D is not.Below is a description of the side-effects of symbalta on its official website:http://www.cymbalta....sp?reqNavId=3.5You might also want to call your pharmacist to see if there are interactions among the pills you take.Hope you find some relief soon.
The psychiatrist told me to lower to 30 mg the cymbalta for a week and see what happens. If the diarrhea persists to go to 60 mg again. If it goes away than to stop taking it.
Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:32 PM
Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:35 PM
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 03:08 AM
It is actually found that SSRI's have helped many people with their IBS symptoms. I was on them for the first 9 years of my IBS, but not have switched to Cymbalta, which is not an SSRI. I have pretty good luck with this, as it helps with pain, depression and anxiety.
Is it a fact that SSRI can cause D? I tried taking Lexapro (a small 5mg dose) and it tore up my insides in just 3 days. I stopped it--couldn't handle the side effects.
Posted 29 June 2007 - 08:51 PM
I also started taking 30 mg of Cymbalta and a month later the Dr. prescribed 60 mg and I think it must have been about two wks later I began have diarrhea multiple times a day. It has now been over a month and it still continues. My dr. sent me for a colonoscopy and it turned out ok. I am slowly going to wean myself off of the Cymbalta. I can't stand this diarrhea. I now have a hemroid on top of this. The only other med I take is for hypothroidism.
I started taking 30 mg of Cymbalta and feeling bad with cold and sweat. When the Dr. prescribed 60 mg ten days ago I started to have diarrhea daily, once, twice or three times a day. I am taking Libertrim an antiespasmodic twice a day and since today three times a day. and lacteol forte, a probiotic. I never had before diarrhea for such a long time, 10 days. The psychiatrist told me to lower to 30 mg the cymbalta for a week and see what happens. If the diarrhea persists to go to 60 mg again. If it goes away than to stop taking it. I call both doctors daily and have anxiety attacks when I have diarrhea at night because I know it is a symnptom of an infection. Help please someone. Mariana
Posted 29 June 2007 - 09:15 PM
Posted 30 June 2007 - 02:13 PM