in 1997 I developed a syndrome mainly involving dizziness, morning fatigue, mental fog, derealization, and mental illness (anxiety, panic). This illness started at the onset of a crazy gastrointestinal episode overseas (basically enteritis symptoms) and severely elevated liver enzymes, which resolved after a few months. Since then I do have crazy bouts of IBS like events couple of times a year (crazy yellow bile burning diarrhea and the odd sulfury event sorry for the TMI) that resolve after a couple of months. Lately I've had a worsening of the symptoms I specified in the first line due to life stresses and sleep disruption, likely my SSRI poop out, and the likely resulting inflammation to my nervous system. And depression has come on top of that, which I'm new to. My gut has never been back to its pre-1997 state, but right now it's not the worse it's ever been. It doesn't really act up all that bad, it's regular, it doesn't bother me all that much. I did have a bile acid type diarrhea a few months back, which I get a couple of times a year. Am I crazy for using this opportunity to get to the root of the problem, mess around with probiotics and leaky gut supplements, just because my illness began with a GI event? It's really the other symptoms I want to tackle, my gut's "Fine" enough for the new me post-1997. Or should I just face the music and go on another SSRI? I don't know...The mental symptoms are wearing me down.