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After some careful thinking i've decided not to go ahead with planned surgery for my gallbladder removing.I've been well and virtually symptom free for nearly 5 months now. This improvement coincided with me commencing mirtazapine 15mg. Everything seems to have calmed down. My weight is good and steady. I look well and feel well.The surgeon is happy to review me in 6 months and agrees with my decision....it is now a watch and wait policy. I'm a happy man.
 

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Well if your symptoms are near non-existent... your decision makes sense.
 

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Hi MateYou have made teh right choice mate, no sence in risking surgery if you are on teh up. im really pleased that you feel better. may it last long.all the bestIan
 

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Riddick-glad you are feeling better. Please can I ask you a couple of things. Are you still taking ondansetron -did you get it from your GP or was it a GI specialist who gave it to you. Also-why mirtazepine? Did you try other ADs? Why do you think mirtazepine works better for you/IBS. I would like to try both-obviously we can't get lotronex and ondansetron might be worth a try but it is "red traffic lighted" by our PCT. I'm taking seroxat but only 4mls ie very low dose as it makes my anxiety worse (therefore totally pointless) and I'm worried that it might make the d worse. Be grateful for your thoughts.
 

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Hi all.many many thanks for your support. I'm no longer on the ondansetron as a regular medication (i do have it as a rescue dose and it was initially prescribed by the A&E dept just before my last admission).I was started on the mirtazapine by a psychiatrist during my last admission to hospital. GI bloke said he didn't know enough about it to start me on it to address possible over stimulation of nerve endings in the gut (i did ask him as i'd heard it had been used successfuly to treat IBS in some folk.The psych Dr didn't hesitate. She said it would be good for my horrendous anxiety at the time and might also work on my gut. I owe that lady a big thankyou. It appears to have worked a treat for me. My last episode of diarrhoea was months ago. My weight has gone up from56kg in nov to 73kg today. I pretty much eat what i like. I am no longer living in fear. . .i just take each day as it comes. I have the odd bout of nausea but nothing major so far.Surgeon is more than happy to review me again later in the year. As i see it the longer i am well the less likelihood it is to be my gallbladder and he agrees.
 
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