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Altered stool consistency. Taking medications for anxiety, depressive disorder, PSTD. Could the change be due to the medications?

I ve been reading some of the Bowel Disorders, primarily the one s containing oil.  Quite a few people state their oily bowels are orange. Mine is brown, floats on top of the water, and looks very much like crude oil.  I go to the bathroom 8 - 10 times a day for approximately 5 days with this condition. I take approximately 20 pills every day.  7 RXs are prescribed by Psych due to Anxiety , PTSD, Sleep, Major Depressive Disorder (Recurrent, Severe).  Of course, I have to take some more than once a day. 3 RXs are prescribed by an Endo, plus I check my blood sugar for low levels. I ve been taking these meds for quite a while, so I can t figure out why my bowel movement changes every few days.  A lot of times, it starts out as gassy movements, then progresses to the crude oil. Please advise.  Thank you in advance.
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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Thanks for query,
How can you believe that your stool containing crude oil?
One cannot decide the presence of fat or oil by necked eye.
You should test your stool before arriving any conclusion.
Some medicines might disturb your peristaltic movements may disturb your metabolism.
So confirm first by your report & if you find it ask your doctor to give subsitute of it.
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