depression and conspitation

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 3/11/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
   hi all
  Can chronic depression cause chronic conspitation,it seems like my conspitation got worse during this long bout of depression.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1451
   Posted 3/11/2009 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you had your thyroid checked?Both of those are signs of low thyroid.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 2976
   Posted 3/12/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you on depression medicine? Constipation is a common side effect for most medicines, but if you switch up, you can often find something that doesn't affect you nearly so bad.

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 3/12/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I never had my throid checked, as far as I know, and yes I been on depression medicine for about 15 years.

Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 68
   Posted 3/12/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
While more difficult to prove then physiological or dietary causes of constipation, I have read, and believe, through personal experience, that depression can cause constipation, as can the reverse (constipation cause depression).
Check out the book "The Chemistry of Joy" by Henry Emmons. While it focuses on depression, some of the dietary and other life style suggestions are interestingly in line with some of the choices I have made (through studying and professional guidance) to address my IBS and specifically, my chonic constipation.
Hope you find something helpful from this!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:31 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,883,117 posts in 316,356 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 157488 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, 4wheelinmama.
437 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
John_TX, aphysicalwreck, 81GyGuy, Shaz032, Mrs. Brady, Redwing57, gumby44, lovefishing, ChickenArise, Evanston1, ddyss, straydog, JkorourkeRN for husband

Follow on Facebook  Follow on Twitter  Follow on Pinterest

©1996-2017 LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer