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Fos123

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Two weeks ago i pretty much had a breakdown, couldnt function at all etc. I have makor health anxiety and have been put on olanzapine and fluoxetine. My worry at the moment is bowel cancer. I wake up every morning and about 5 mins later i get loose stools. Doesnt matter what time i wake up. After going once i dont for the rest of day. No pain just the loose stool in the morning. Is this anxiety? Im getting scared to go to the toilet! My dr dismissed it and wont take it seriously
 
Poopy Doll

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Dear Fos123,
I've had all kinds of bowel problems from the meds. Always look first at the meds as they always have obvious side effects. It is simple cause and effect.

When I quit the med, the GI tract problems disappear. Sometimes I've just lowered the med and it was sufficient. I lowered lithium to stop the diareah, for example.

Bowel cancer is a scary thought. Google the side effects of the drugs you're on. Try lowering one at a time.

You can learn how to deal with anxiety. You can't live with GI distress.
 
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frogsplash

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yes this is anxiety.
when the anxiety is successfully treated, you wont have that problem anymore
 

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