I went to see my family dr yesterday. She believes that my ostomy may be slow because of problems with the neurotransmitting receptors in the gut. Well, she said that anxiety and stress affects the level of serotonin in the body. There are more serotonin receptors in the gut than in any other part of the body so if I am holding the stress in my gut, I am preventing my body from allowing my bowels to function. She wants me to start a medicaion called Lexapro. Although I am not depressed at all (just frustrated and annoyed but not depressed), this medication is used to treat depression and anxiety. She said this medication has very few side effects compared to some others.
Before I take this medication, I wanted to get some feed back from this forum and see if anyone has ever heard of this medication or has taken it personally.
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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