Amey - I've never taken Lexapro but I know people that have who were satisfied with the results. My PCP prescribed Xanax for me before my surgery for anxiety and I never took it until after I got home from the hospital. I was so frustrated and irritable with my new situation that I finally resigned to taking a 1/2. It worked it's magic and I've only felt the need to take it once or twice since then. I know you don't like to take medications and put toxins in your body and I don't disagree with that, but feeling constantly frustrated and annoyed isn't healthy either - for your gut or any other part of you. Maybe taking Lexapro or another kind of "happy pill" will help you relax and let things flow. I'm so sorry you're having these problems.
BTW - how was the bike ride last weekend?
Such great news... I am so glad that you are trying other means of moving things along, even if it means taking a RX. Isn't it a good feeling.. take it slow adding additional fiber. Steer away from the peels and just a few bites at a time to start. Increase it as you feel comfortable knowing what your output will be.
Great News! Keep us posted.
That sounds like a good plan. It also sounds that the doctor was really interested in helping, which is always good. I too take note of inflows and outflows. Occasionally he has me submit samples to a lab as well. It is extra work but it has kept me out of the ER since last January! Glad to hear things are on the upswing!
Sounds like this doc is a "keeper" if you know what I mean. Not many will let you determine when you are dehydrated and just let you schedule IV fluids. My doctor will, though I haven't had to do that but one time (I had a really bad intestinal bug). But he does take my word when I call and tell him I need to schedule an EGD to take care of the adhesions that wrap around the duodenum and stomach. When he blows the air into the stomach to do the EGD, it releases the adhesions and my pain goes away. I am just prone to this. But, he knows that I know when I need that and doesn't even question me. No appt with him prior is needed - he just schedules the EGD and that's where he sees me prior to the procedure. I really, really like this GI doc. It is sooo good to have a doctor that believes in you and knows that you are truly wanting the best for your body. Good luck to you. And I see that the Lexapro is still working well? WOOOO HOOOOOO!!!