First of, let me start by saying that I went to the doctor today for all my issues, however, I am not 100% confident in what was prognoses.
I am a male, 30 years old, have a good diet, and exercise. I am a moderate drinker and smoke socially.
I have been on 20 mgs of Celexa for 8 months and Well Butrin for 4 months 300 mgs. My issues started about a month ago (maybe a little more).
1. Unexplained random brushing (a little more than 10 in total – which have stopped) lasted a few weeks
2. A week after that I felt terrible stomach pain – I thought it was ulcer (ish) so I started taking prilosec and the pain went away in 3 days.
3. Right after that I started noticing bright red blood in my stools – it coats the stool. Not every time but recently more frequently
4. A week ago, I drank way too much on an empty stomach and threw up ‘coffee ground’ like vomit
My doc has chalked this all up to the fact that I was taking aspirin quite heavily for a week because of tooth pain. Additionally, she thinks the bright red blood could be from hemorrhoids. I have since researched the side effects and these are all possible side effects.
I have since found out that I really shouldn’t take aspirin and ibuprofen (which I use) not only that week.
Is it really possible that all of this be from my medication interacting with my alcohol and AD’s? I hope so. When and what signs should trigger my pursuing this further to see a GI doctor? Should I continue taking my meds?
Thanks for listening.