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Offline rubee

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*sigh* Why? Seeking reassurance
« on: June 02, 2014, 03:50:04 PM »
They past couple of weeks have been great for me.. Started new meds, felt a bit sick at first but after a few days I started to feel good, been going out a lot and not freaking out over anything, not even going to the loo. My BM's actually started to become normal when I stopped obsessing over them. But I just went and then began obsessing again.

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On the Bristol stool chart what I passed today is probably a mix of 2&3. It was the colour that worried me though. It was dark brown. My mind is worrying though like, what if it was dark red/black? I mean it looked dark brown. Not all of it might I add - some of it was what I'd consider 'regular' brown. A bit of the stool looked sticky maybe? I had blood tests a few weeks ago that found no anaemia, no swelling in my bowel/stomach and stuff. If it was blood today it probably would have showed up as anaemia in the blood tests right?

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Re: *sigh* Why? Seeking reassurance
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 04:35:19 PM »
If you had anemia, it would show up in blood tests. Blood in the stool would show up
in a fecal occult test. Stools can have varying shades, so I would not worry about that.
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Re: *sigh* Why? Seeking reassurance
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 04:36:14 PM »
If you're bleeding internally and aware of the 'signs', there will be no 'maybe' about it.

Tarry/bloody stool is unmistakable.
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Re: *sigh* Why? Seeking reassurance
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 04:39:57 PM »
If you had anemia, it would show up in blood tests. Blood in the stool would show up
in a fecal occult test. Stools can have varying shades, so I would not worry about that.

Internal bleeding would probably cause anaemia, right? I know I don't have anaemia so that thought kind of reassures me.
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Re: *sigh* Why? Seeking reassurance
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 04:42:41 PM »
Yes.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 05:02:11 PM »
Thank you
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Re: *sigh* Why? Seeking reassurance
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 05:58:52 PM »
Also, there are many things that can make your stool dark, most notably various foods and food dyes. Dark stool by itself is no cause for alarm.
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Re: *sigh* Why? Seeking reassurance
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2014, 06:05:06 PM »
I ate like a quart of blueberries once. I thought I was shi**ing out organs before remembering how many blueberries I'd eaten.
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Re: *sigh* Why? Seeking reassurance
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2014, 06:22:25 PM »
I ate like a quart of blueberries once. I thought I was shi**ing out organs before remembering how many blueberries I'd eaten.

Hahaha!  :laugh3: I could easily see me doing this.
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2014, 09:09:58 PM »
I started Zoloft and was scared. Terrified actually! The first week and a half I had anxiety but I went from 50mg to 25mg and felt better almost immediately. I've been taking it for a little over a year and it has changed my life. I went from allowing HA to run my life, to thinking more rationally. Yes, I have HA and probably always will, but I rarely have panic attacks and can think rationally about symptoms I may have.
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Re: *sigh* Why? Seeking reassurance
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2014, 01:08:25 PM »
I ate like a quart of blueberries once. I thought I was shi**ing out organs before remembering how many blueberries I'd eaten.

Been there, done that, but with oreos. 
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