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How can diarrhea and appetite loss be managed while on Zoloft?

Hello, I have been experiencing diarrhea or very loose stool most every morning for a while now. As well as a loss of appetite and been losing weight. I don t even want to eat breakfast and nothing ever really sounds good at lunch. I can go days eating only small dinners. But even if hat I don want to eat cause I m sick to my stomach in the morning and usually have diarrhea. There is no pain aside from the discomfort associated with th previously mentioned symptoms. I m not sure what to do as I eat fairly healthy, I do not smoke, or do drugs and I occasionally have a beer 1-3 per week at most. I do take a low dose of Zoloft. My diet consists mostly of chicken turkey and fish for protein usually baked or grilled, along with salads and either rice or a potato. Where do I go from here?
Tue, 13 Aug 2019
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

First, you should have some lab investigations to your thyroid function, as any small disturbance in it, can cause these symptoms. Then you can do a colonoscopy to exclude organic disease of the colon.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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