I have Bipolar II. I was diagnosed at 14, took meds for two years, then came off under the supervision of my doctor. At age 20, I had another episode. I was put back on medications for bipolar. Ever since I have been on the meds, my bowel habits have changed dramatically. I am extremely constipated, for days at a time. I cannot go to the washroom without taking several prescription laxatives. I also have severe abdominal pain and heartburn. All of this worsened significantly since December. I have had bloodwork, xrays, a barium enema, ultrasound, and CT Scan. Now I am going for a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Is anyone BP with GI problems? I noticed more of a problem when I switched from lithium to Epival. The lithium was making me very cloudy and the weight gain was incredible, although with Epival the two are tied for that.....
My meds are:
Thanks for any info....