I also take antidepressants, VSL#3DS and s. boulardii probiotics. The antidepressants directly affect the serotonin. Did I mention generic Imodium depending on what I eat?
I don't know if they have you taking any or some of the above or what I talked about before or not Paul. It seems like a lot but I don't go to the rest room much more than I did before the surgeries. When I found out my pouch was built and working well I was relieved. Now I deal with IPS, chronic cuffitis and hopefully no more c.diff infections.
Take care and please try any or all of that I do to combat my IPS. I had take down 2 years 4 months ago and have been working on all of this a lot longer than you have. It would be great if anything I've learned could speed up your learning curve and ease your recovery.