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No, I've been having looser stools for several months. No constipation. Typically one soft bowel movement each day.
It's possible that I've been clenching a lot due to my recent worries, but I'm not sure if that could cause or contribute to that.
I just started taking Cipralex about a week ago for anxiety.
If it's not anxiety related, is it likely to be hemorrhoids or something else? I assume colon cancer pain would likely not present like that?
It's tough to decide to stay on Cipralex with the side effects. I've been getting dizziness, stomach pains, fatigue, and even what seemed to be a fever -- I didn't take my temperature but my husband thought I felt warm too. Also getting episodes of a pounding heart different than what I typically get with anxiety. So I would like to stay on them, but I'm getting these symptoms with only a 2.5 mg dose. I know the symptoms should subside within a couple weeks, but it will be many weeks before I get up to a full dose, and it's making it difficult to work in the meantime.
I think a lot of it is medication side effects, because I wasn't feeling that physically bad before I went on it. Some dizziness, but none of the other symptoms. I do have some Ativan, but I wasn't sure if it was ok to take it with the Cipralex. Thanks for clarifying.
I've used Ativan before but not Cipralex. I've just done a lot of reading on other people's experiences with side effects and how long they last, and the pharmacist said the same thing (about two weeks each time you increase the dose).
Thanks for your help.