bini wrote:hi there.I have had stool problems for 2 months now and I'm pretty sure it is due to my anxiety and panic attacks. I go to the bathroom like 6 times a day usually at night. My doctor recently prescribed me cipralex 5mg to start for 7 days then 10 mg daily. I am on day 2 now and I can't sleep at night. I take it at night but my doctor said day or night. So I don't know if that's the problem. Will it get better (nervous stomachs and insomnia). I am trying to be patient but its hard when you have 2 kids to take care of . Should I take an ativan at night to help me sleep?
Sorry to hear that you are sleepless and suffering.
Cipralex can cause insomnia, but so does anxiety. Also bowel problems and nervous stomach often come from anxiety. My suggestion is to give your meds a bit longer to work and if the symptoms are still there try some alternative therapy. Lots of folks have had relief from a mix of therapies, and we do find something that works for us. Maybe try relaxation exercises, counselling, nutrition, Yoga and/or Shiatsu. There is a lot out there and it works for most people.