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HelpMeJB

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Hi,

I am brand new here to this thread. Found it inevitably googling all my terrible symptoms and diseases I have.

I have always had GAD but never have I dealt with Health Anxiety. Well I worry a lot and with 2 young kids it only gets worse.

I wanted to see if anyone else experienced what I am experiencing. So I have just been prescribed Effexor XR to treat anxiety.

Today, I passed a very light colored stool. Have normally dealt with stomach upset my whole life. However I had never seen a color like this. I have had lighter colored stools for about 10 days, however I have been worried for about a month since a lymph node popped on my clavicular area. Google says that ain't good.

Anyway have had bloodwork come back great. No really other trying symptoms just these light colored BMs. Someone please help ease my mind a bit. Thanks
 

bigjetplane6

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I read many people on this community have BM like that, and it either goes back to normal or it just is like that but it’s nothing sinister. Seems to be very common.
 

Nicole0814

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Hi,

I am brand new here to this thread. Found it inevitably googling all my terrible symptoms and diseases I have.

I have always had GAD but never have I dealt with Health Anxiety. Well I worry a lot and with 2 young kids it only gets worse.

I wanted to see if anyone else experienced what I am experiencing. So I have just been prescribed Effexor XR to treat anxiety.

Today, I passed a very light colored stool. Have normally dealt with stomach upset my whole life. However I had never seen a color like this. I have had lighter colored stools for about 10 days, however I have been worried for about a month since a lymph node popped on my clavicular area. Google says that ain't good.

Anyway have had bloodwork come back great. No really other trying symptoms just these light colored BMs. Someone please help ease my mind a bit. Thanks
I had episodes where my BM was light and I panicked! I was for sure it was something horrible but it wasn’t. It ended up going back to normal and still happens sometimes. Could be things you eat or drink
 

cheer_mom

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It's crazy that you posted this. I had light colored stools for awhile and thought the worst. I was on effexor at the time. I no longer take it and everything is back to normal. Maybe the medicine can cause light colored stools?
 

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Normally we would ask for a picture so we could see what we are dealing with. But we will make an exception in this case. :p

Is only what you have been eating, mixed with your anxiety. People have it. It comes and it goes.
 
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HelpMeJB

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It's crazy that you posted this. I had light colored stools for awhile and thought the worst. I was on effexor at the time. I no longer take it and everything is back to normal. Maybe the medicine can cause light colored stools?
Yeah! I just have started Effexor been on for 5 days now. Couldn't find any literature on it. Freaked me out though. Yesterday BM was normal color but I didn't let myself poop in time. And well, there was blood on the TP
Normally we would ask for a picture so we could see what we are dealing with. But we will make an exception in this case. :p

Is only what you have been eating, mixed with your anxiety. People have it. It comes and it goes.
Yeah, I hear ya. I promise I won't put you through looking at it. I did eat peanut butter with every meal, which I guess could have changed the color.

As for my BM yesterday. It was back to normal color but my anxiety made me not want to poop. And I got really constipated, then of course had some blood on the BM and the TP after.
 
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Joe diesel 09

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Hi,

I am brand new here to this thread. Found it inevitably googling all my terrible symptoms and diseases I have.

I have always had GAD but never have I dealt with Health Anxiety. Well I worry a lot and with 2 young kids it only gets worse.

I wanted to see if anyone else experienced what I am experiencing. So I have just been prescribed Effexor XR to treat anxiety.

Today, I passed a very light colored stool. Have normally dealt with stomach upset my whole life. However I had never seen a color like this. I have had lighter colored stools for about 10 days, however I have been worried for about a month since a lymph node popped on my clavicular area. Google says that ain't good.

Anyway have had bloodwork come back great. No really other trying symptoms just these light colored BMs. Someone please help ease my mind a bit. Thanks
Stop googling!!!! It feeds our fears!
 
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