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Abdominal pain for solid 56 hours. ER didn't know what caused it. I thought it was a reaction to Zoloft (sertraline). Bentyl hasn't helped much. Advice?

Abdominal pain for solid 56 hours. ER didn't know what caused it. I thought it was a reaction to Zoloft (sertraline). Bentyl hasn't helped much. Advice?

Acute Abdominal pain: I understand your distress. Bentyl is used to relieve spasms of the muscles in the stomach and intestines. Due to continued Abdominal pain for 56 hours, go to ER and see Gastroenterologist for diagnosis of Gastritis due to H. Pylori, use of Aspirin, NSAID, Stress, Alcohol use, Pernicious anemia, Bile reflux, or Infections caused by bacteria and viruses; Treatment. See Psychiatrist for Therapy

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New med? Recently started Zoloft (sertraline) and ever since I get diarreah and stomach pain every time I eat, newly started I'd diarreah as soon as I wake up

New med? Recently started Zoloft (sertraline) and ever since I get diarreah and stomach pain every time I eat, newly started I'd diarreah as soon as I wake up

See MD: Please see your prescribing doctor as soon as possible to review and rule out Zoloft (sertraline) side effects. Your doctor knows your medical history and can best help you decide what to do. Best wishes.

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Hi. My 11yr old daughter has bern on 50 mg og zoloft (sertraline) for about a year now. Is it possible it csn be causing her stomach pain/discomfort after being on?

Hi. My 11yr old daughter has bern on 50 mg og zoloft (sertraline) for about a year now. Is it possible it csn be causing her stomach pain/discomfort after being on?

Zoloft, (sertraline) Depression: I understand your concern for your daughter. You are a caring mother. Zoloft (sertraline) is a medication for depression. Gastrointestinal Side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) can be- dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Please follow through with Child Psychiatrist for assessment of benefits and side effects of Zoloft (sertraline) and Individual and Family Therapy.

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I am having headaches body aches fatigue neck pain stomach pain and sweats with my 50mg Zoloft (sertraline) shld I take it @ nite vs day? Took first dose this am

Reduce starting dose: This may not necessarily be a side effect of the Zoloft (sertraline)--you may be coming down with a viral illness that is causing the symptoms. Assuming that this IS a series of Zoloft (sertraline) side effects, (entirely possible), I'd try cutting the dose in half for a few days, then increasing the dose if you encounter no problems at the lower dose.

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Abdominal cramping. I'm on mononessa 28s and Zoloft (sertraline). What is the cause?

Abdominal cramping. I'm on mononessa 28s and Zoloft (sertraline). What is the cause?

Not sure: I can't tell what's causing the abdominal cramping but it's likely not related to either medication. Do you have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea? Is the cramping more menstrual? Any urinary problems? Good luck!

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Started Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety 2 days ago, woke up today with bad abdominal cramps all day. Is this normal? How should I handle this since it is a weekend

Started Zoloft (sertraline) for anxiety 2 days ago, woke up today with bad abdominal cramps all day. Is this normal? How should I handle this since it is a weekend

Side effects: You may be having some initial side effects from your new zoloft (sertraline). It can cause GI discomfort like you describe; diarrhea and nausea also. It's not exactly "normal, " but many people experience it temporarily with ssri's. Hopefully it will dissipate in the next few days. I suggest not increasing your dose any until it does, and contacting your doctor on monday about it. Be well.

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I went to the ER after experiencing abdominal cramps and burning for 24 hours from Zoloft (sertraline). 48 hours now and a Bentyl pill, how long should it hurt?

Contact your doctor: Abdominal pain typically goes away after taking Zoloft (sertraline) for 5 to 7 days but if the pain is intense it is important to contact your doctor that prescribes the Zoloft (sertraline) and discuss trying a different medication.

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I take 100mg sertraline and have eating issues. I take some laxatives sometimes. I havereally bad stomach ache and pain in my side. Is it safe to mix?

I take 100mg sertraline and have eating issues. I take some laxatives sometimes. I havereally bad stomach ache and pain in my side. Is it safe to mix?

Need exam: Sertraline can cause constipation, although not a common side effect. See your pcp without delay to find cause of "stomachache" and "pain in side." Tell doctor about your 'eating issues' and laxative use. All symptoms may relate, so details will help the doc. Don't be embarrassed. Hold off on laxatives unless prescribed until you have exam. I hope this helps and you feel better soon.

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What could be a reason for upper abdominal pain?

Many possibilities: Without further information, it is nearly impossible to guess the varieties of causes of upper abdominal pain. Muscle pain or injury, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, gallstones, liver conditions, biliary dyskinesia, food borne illness, etc. Would need to see a doctor.

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What is abdominal epigastric pain radiating for?

What is abdominal epigastric pain radiating for?

Peptic disease: Pyloprospasm (spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum), peptic ulcer disease or pancreatic issues. Try mylanta or Prilosec and if not better, then see your physician.

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What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

Maybe gallbladder: If pain happens after meals, is worse after greasy items, associated with nausea and vomiting, gallstones are a likely cause. Pain can radiate to right shoulder too. Important to see your doc for ultrasound and blood work to ensure. Liver and pancreas labs are normal.

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Why do I eat popcorn every time I get upper abdominal pain?

Why do I eat popcorn every time I get upper abdominal pain?

Gerd: Gerd is likely the problem. Popcorn is difficult to digest and fatty with butter. This makes for a combination that can sit in ypur stomach longer than it should.

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What can be causing upper abdominal pain radiating to back spine?

Abdominal pan & back: You have upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back. Classically one could consider pancreatitis as a cause of this pain. Drug induced pancreatitis from Lasix (furosemide) among other drugs. You may also consider an ulcer, gastritis, cholocystitis, and colitis. These are what comes to mind. Your doctor will perform a thorough history and physical exam and may order tests to help you. Don't smoke.

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I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

I am having upper abdominal pain and feel sick made worse by eating?

Many possibilities: If you have fever, vomiting or symptoms lasting over 4 hours, get to your doctor. If not, watch your diet. If you feel better with a low fat diet, it could be gallstones. Also hydrate and get your bowels moving. If your symptoms persist, an ultrasound, ekg and/or a scope of your upper GI tract should be considered.

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I have upper abdominal pain that is swollen and hard. What should I do.

I have upper abdominal pain that is swollen and hard. What should I do.

See your doctor: The simple answer is to see your doctor for a complete history and physical examination. That should help narrow down the potential causes. Your doctor may then order other tests such as blood work, cat scan, ultrasound or endoscopic examinations like colonoscopy or upper endoscopy to confirm any suspected diagnoses.

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Are some people more prone to getting upper abdominal pain and upset stomachs?

Check digestion: Constant pain is a sign of indigestion - undigested food can become putrid causing pain due to Lactic Acid which burns. Take bio-hpf 2 pills with bromelain 2 pills every 4 hours if no relief in 72 hours see medical doctor.

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