Today I injected myself with Relistor for the first time! Woo!
Relistor is a medication that reverses the effects of narcotic medication on the digestive tract. For me, it was prescribed sort of off-label; my motility issues began way before I took any kind of medication. However, I have pretty much run out of options. I have tried almost every constipation remedy out there- Eastern, Western and everywhere in between- with very little to no success. Doctors were beginning to talk about an ileostomy or even a colectomy (yikes!), but the doc with Palliative Care had the idea to try this first. I am so glad he did!
Honestly? I was pretty nervous to try it. I don’t tend to react well to new medication…or, new stimulus at all, really. Lol.
BUT GUESS WHAT.
Not only did I not experience a negative reaction, but… IT ACTUALLY WORKED!!!
I may or may not have cried from surprise and joy. :’)