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wondering about the color of stool--and what it means?
Anon_963 posted:
I'm on a medication now--over a year and recently increased the dosage to 400 mg. daily from 200 mg. of Multaq--for the control of A-fib.
Also, I deal with a serious inner ear disorder--and I mention this because it can cause the same symptoms I'm about to describe in my question for this board. With the inner ear problem I get dizzy/nauseated and anxious--due to all that!
With the medication for the a-fib, it can cause nausea/dizziness, etc.
Since both can cause anxiety--I take an anti-anxiety med that can also add to the nausea and dizziness.
Lately my stool is very light in color==like a light brown with a hint of yellow--but not really yellow. I 'go often' and then sometimes end up with almost diarrhea--toward the end of having to go 'alot' when this nausea is so bad. It has been 'really bad lately' and I don't know if it's due to medication, or my inner ear issues or etc.? I know this can't be diagnosed here--but wonder if anyone has this problem and can shed some light on it? I was told years ago I had IBS--but I've never had the awful 'trips to the bathroom' or bad cramping--just the day I saw the doctor and had upper gastric issues and right away he suggested that I might have IBS--but I really don't think it's that at all, since these more difficult issues developed since the inner ear problem developed and the A-fib, and I've been on various meds. Thanks for any input.

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