I was answering the Daily Trivia questions, and I already knew most of the body's serotonin is located in the gut. But I never really stopped to think about it. But today I began to wonder. My IBS has been doing much better this last week, and much better than it has in weeks actually. Those weeks where I was taking probiotics and extra fiber... The difference in this last week. I started on two anti-depressants. One for sleep, and one for depression. If off-balanced serotonin can cause depression, AND lead to IBS, I wonder if my depression is more related to my gut than my brain... weird huh. I didn't suffer from depression when I started having symptoms of IBS. My IBS is actually due to a gall bladder surgery and my body produces too much bile and then after years of having to RUN to the potty, just the thought of not being able to go if I have to puts me in a frenzy. And over the last few years my depression has gotten worse. I won't say I never suffered from depression BEFORE the surgery but I was doing pretty good for several years. This last week I have been pretty calm. And so has my potty issues.
Edited by: HPURDY28 at: 6/9/2011 (17:43)
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