Re: Katie G, got a minute?
Hi, braidrunna. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you - I've been on vacation, and just checked the message boards today.
I'm taking 2 Colestid (1 GM each) in the morning. I then wait for 30-60 minutes before eating - if I eat too soon after taking it I still get "D". This morning, I had 4 episodes of "D" for the first time in a long time (but I made to the BR in time), but I was stressing about something, and now I feel fine, so I'm sure things will straighten out by tomorrow.
I noticed the change for the better in about 2-3 days after starting it. The first thing I noticed (and I'm sorry to be graphic here) is that even though my stools were still very loose at first, they were more formed than the watery stuff I'd been having, and then as time went on, the stools became more & more formed.
I may still "go" several times a day, but until today, every time was formed after the first couple days of taking the pills. I think today was just a fluke, and am sure that all will be better by tomorrow. Hang in there - maybe you need to try 2, and give it about a week, and if that doesn't work, go back to your doc for a different approach.
Good luck to you and keep me posted!