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Bathroom Problems

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 16, 2010
  • 04:24 AM

For the past month I have been taking antidepressants and each caused me to have cramps, loss of appetite and diarrhea (these are the side effects as I have read).
I have switched medications to a lower dose and am no longer having cramps, I am eating more as well. Less frequently I am going to the bathroom as a result of no more cramping and urgent need to go-

But along the way of unusual bowel movements, there has been yellow floating puddles around my stool. I thought it was bacterial deposits since I have had them before with another antidepressant which caused me to become constipated but I am not sure at all.

- Just some additional information: I may suffer from irritable bowel syndrome as my mom and grandmother do. I reacted to my first two medications despite their low dosages... I am not sure if it is just the effect of the antidepressant (it does state that diarrhea or constipation is a side effect) or there's something else going on.

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