have swelling in abdomen and pain under rib cage. No tests have turned anything. THis started months after I started taking trazadone
NANNY; This is really something you should take up with your doctor but from what I see it looks like all you are saying it is a good possibility that it could be the Trazodone. They do list lots of stomach problems and weight gain or loss along with joint and bone pain. Please don't do anything until you speak with your doctor about it. Chuck1957
Put this as a priority until you find out it is a simple problem.
Keep a daily diary to present to your doctor. I find that having written out my daily symptoms takes the anxiety away with trying to remember everything when you see your doc.
Keep track of :
What triggers the pain at that time. Use the pain scale 0- no pain to 10- worst possible pain.
The idea is to establish a pattern to help diagnosing.
Ex - Does it occur on an empty stomach or after eating?
When does nausea/vomiting occur?
Is your weight loss related to decrease in your appetite or is it unrelated?
Take one finger and point to the pain when it is higher. The idea is for you to be able to identify the exact point or if it is more of a general pain.
Sleeping hours ?
Another good one is to write how this pain has affected your life. Are there changes in your ability to do things now as compared with before.
It doesn't have to be lengthy. In my experience, doctors tend to take it more seriously if you invested the time to give him as much info as possible.
It will also assists him in making an accurate diagnose.
hi! I have been taking 100mg of Trazodone at night for insomnia for years. I have noticed that it causes bloating and constipation for me as well as loss of appetite. I also have the pain under my ribs and was told after a GI workup that it was "gas". I am currently weaning down off the Trazodone because I feel it could be causing me memory loss. In terms of your symptoms, I would guess that it is from the Trazodone, but check with your doctor especially if you are considering stopping the med.
- Trazodone Information for Consumers
- Trazodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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