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Re: SSRI diarrhea = colonoscopy?!

Posted by will_2009 on May 26, 2009, at 18:30:40

In reply to Re: SSRI diarrhea = colonoscopy?! Phil, posted by Phillipa on May 26, 2009, at 17:50:46

> Agree with Phil. Also pinch your skin and check to see if it stands up after letting go. And see if your veins are prominent able to be seen as signs of dehydration would or could be the skin test or veins that can't be seen if usually able to be seen. Get some gatorade to replace lost electrolytes. Phillipa or get bloodwork done which will check electroyles . Good luck!!! Phillipa

Thanks. I've been able to pound liquids and keep well-hydrated. Started Gatorade this weekend just to be sure about electrolytes, etc. I don't mind a little discomfort, a little wait-and-see, etc. because I know these meds act differently with individual body chemistry. But to say that diarrhea isn't caused by SSRI use (as my doctor and his nurse both stated) is just b.s. - the drug's literature nixes that - and to follow that statement with, "you need to schedule a colonoscopy" is just bizarre to me!

'course, few really want a scope in their pooper, so... :)




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