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Re: Bipolar and constipation

Posted by undopaminergic on December 29, 2022, at 9:57:33

In reply to Bipolar and constipation, posted by Jay2112 on December 28, 2022, at 17:36:46

> Ok, a not so lovely topic...buttttt...All of these meds cause me major constipation, and as long as I take Omega 3's, every 3-4 days I swallow a good size laxative, do my jobbers, and I feel *amazing*!! Otherwise, I am bunged up for over a week sometimes, and I find my mental health deteriorates. I have tracked this in my journal, and it's true....this is always the same sequence of events. I wish I could get on a long-term antibiotic, with a probiotic, and I wouldn't have this problem! There is one called rifaximin, for IBS, and I am trying to convince my doctor to put me on it.
> Jay

I went very rarely (once a week?) when I was on buprenorphine. Opies have that effect. However I also ate less, which I believe is due to kappa-opioid receptor antagonism.





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