I just found this site tonight. I am a 40 year old female who suffers from IBS-D. Recently I weened off my Effexor 125mg that i was on for many years thinking I didnt need it anymore. My stomach cramps intensified (or I could just feel it more being off the Effexor) but my IBS cramps, urgency and loose stool several times a day including gas has really hit me hard both physically and emotionally. I had to stop working this week for now because I just couldnt handle trying to work too. A nutritionist has started me on the FODMAT diet and recommended probiotics and Vitamin D. My PCP put me back on Effexor and Nortryptolyne at night. Im so depressed that this has gotten much worse and has been causing me so much sadness, anxiety, and depression. I feel so alone since no one I know has this problem. Does anyone feel the same way about this?? Does anyone have any suggestions on coping skills?? I wouldnt kill myself but Ive been feeling like I dont know how to keep functioning with all these embarrassing issues.
Love to hear from you🐕