Constipation and Antidepressants

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smarty
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   Posted 11/27/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi

Anyone have severe constipation due to depression or aniexty, I am taking anti-depression pills, but stopped for one day, I have severe constipation, this 1 years I have on and off constipation, always over a month no poop, and laxative not working, now, I am living in calgary, in Hong Kong all doctor rejected me to remove the large intestine, only one doctor suggest me to do it, only one doctor agree, he didn't said the risk to me and agree to do it in 2 day later. In calgary (I am living there) all doctor rejected to do the surgery for me, they said it is very dangerous, and the bad consequences(may cause dead) I couldn't stand it.

Anyone have this experience, please talk to me ?

Thank
smarty

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 11/28/2010 9:35:55 AM (GMT-7)


Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 11/27/2010 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Smarty and welcome. My sister had dangerous constipation with obstruction and couldn't get any relief through conventional medicine. She started using Kiefer which is a live culture probiotic and has had no digestive problems since. I also use probiotics. The intenstines are the largest immune organs in the body, if they're healthy, then the body as a whole does well!
It's worth a try. I don't know where you might find this in your area. Perhaps ask a health food store for advice.
Good luck, and again welcome! Post anytime to share, or ask questions:)
Scaredy Cat
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/28/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I suspect your problem is caused by your antidpressant as this is a side effect of many antidepressants.
 
Try docusate (Colace ), an emollient type of laxative better known as a stool softener. If your problem is infrequency, choose a bulk laxative such as  Ciitrucel  FiberCon, or  Metamucil. If you have both complaints, take both kinds. Despite lore to the contrary, both types of laxatives are relatively safe for long-term use, but check with your physician.
 
Colectomy is used to treat and prevent diseases and conditions that affect the colon.  I have not heard of a surgeon doing a colectomy to cure constipations after just 1 year.   I would be very leary of a physician who would perform this surgery at your request without a known bowel problem such as cancer, Crohn's Disease, Bowel perforation, Bowel obstruction,  Ulcerative Colitis etc.
 
Please do look into other ways to deal with your constipation and perhaps get the advice of a GI specialist.
 
I wish you the best,
 
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smarty
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   Posted 11/28/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Scaredy Cat said...
Hi Smarty and welcome. My sister had dangerous constipation with obstruction and couldn't get any relief through conventional medicine. She started using Kiefer which is a live culture probiotic and has had no digestive problems since. I also use probiotics. The intenstines are the largest immune organs in the body, if they're healthy, then the body as a whole does well!
It's worth a try. I don't know where you might find this in your area. Perhaps ask a health food store for advice.
Good luck, and again welcome! Post anytime to share, or ask questions:)
Scaredy Cat


I am still using probiotics but still constipated, I will continue to try, thank you for your advice.
but I never heard Kiefer, I will go to health food store and ask.

smarty

smarty
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   Posted 11/28/2010 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
stkitt said...
I suspect your problem is caused by your antidpressant as this is a side effect of many antidepressants.


Try docusate (Colace ), an emollient type of laxative better known as a <font color=black>. If your problem is infrequency, choose a bulk laxative such as Ciitrucel FiberCon, or Metamucil. If you have both complaints, take both kinds. Despite lore to the contrary, both types of laxatives are relatively safe for long-term use, but check with your physician.



Colectomy is used to treat and prevent diseases and conditions that affect the colon. I have not heard of a surgeon doing a colectomy to cure constipations after just 1 year. I would be very leary of a physician who would perform this surgery at your request without a known bowel problem such as cancer, Crohn's Disease, Bowel perforation, Bowel obstruction, Ulcerative Colitis etc.


I know that this surgery would have 1/3 will die, due to emall intestine advesive, and severe diraherra. So, I always hesitate to do this surgery. I tried many diferrent kind of laxative, inclose those laxative you suggested. Thank you for your advice, I am using natural laxative, hope someday would recover.

Thanks

smarty


Please do look into other ways to deal with your constipation and perhaps get the advice of a GI specialist.



I wish you the best,



Kitt
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