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   Posted 3/14/2010 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I had perfect bowel movements since going into remission from ulcerative colitis. One or two a day, relaxed, BMs. Then I decide to go on an anti-depressant (wellbutrin) IMMEDIATELY, got extremely constipated and after three days went off of it. Now I can't get regular. I'm so afraid, actually pissed, that I won't be able to get back where I was.

OK, so here's what I'm doing. Upping my regular dose on psyllium husk and adding a small dose of Miralax, like a third of a capful. I started with a full capful and got on the can for what seems like all day with diarrhea and full bowel movements.

Question, is the Miralax causing the sudden poop of gas and diarrhea -- that is the precurser to the BM. I'd like to get off that and just go to an increase of the psyllium husk, but I'm afraid that won't be enough.

Can something like what I did (antidepressant) throw off one's regularity so dramatically?

diagnosed pancolitis mild to mod Sept. 2009
IN REMISSION (after pred) since Jan 15, 2010 :-)
6 400 mg. Asacol daily, 1000 mg. Canasa - two out of three nights, 1 tbs psyllium husk powder VSL-#3 -- one packet daily, multi-vitamin; 1200 mg calcium plus D, 1000 mg fish oil.Biotin 5,000 (hair loss)
Eliminated dairy, red meat,alcohol caffeine, spicy, fried, greasy, vinegar and citrus.
Bipolar - Lamictal 200 mg, trileptal (900 mg) trazadone 50 mg.

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   Posted 3/21/2010 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Constipation is one of the side effects of Wellbutrin. Hopefully, your system will get back to normal soon.
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