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Old 09-12-2014, 07:30 AM   #1
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Smile Welchol has helped my diarrhea!!

If you notice my past post on my issue with diarrhea due to IBS or the commination of the Endometriosis this medicine has helped, Thanks to those who have replied to my comment! I also had my Gallbladder out as well. Now I'm down to maybe one to two bowel movements a day and hardly any heartburn as well. I am a happy camper finally! But now I'm dealing with another issue with chest pain, UGH!! I'll be ok I'm under supervision and I know enough to go to the ER if I have to. But just thought I let all you know this Medicine does work, Welchol. It's been a lifesaver so far. It certainly beats going to the bathroom over 4-5 times a day or more to the point where you can't leave your house! Thanks again Guys!!! Hope this helps anybody else!!

 
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:13 PM   #2
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Re: Welchol has helped my diarrhea!!

Interesting. I never thought about Welchol for diarrhea. It's generally prescribed for lowering cholesterol or managing type 2 diabetes. I looked up the way it does that and it works by binding to and removing bile acids. Maybe excess bile acid was contributing to your diarrhea. Just FYI, chest pain is a possible side effect of the medication so you probably want to make sure that the prescribing Dr knows about your pain.

I'm glad your IBS is under control and you are feeling good.

 
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:58 PM   #3
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Re: Welchol has helped my diarrhea!!

Glad to hear your not having the diarrhea like you were having- it's a great feeling not to be trapped in your own home! Welchol didn't work for me, caused horrible constipation, but everybody is different! Sorry to hear you're having chest pains- are you seeing a cardio specialist?? I hope you are, this sounds scary and serious!!

 
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:01 PM   #4
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Interesting. I never thought about Welchol for diarrhea. It's generally prescribed for lowering cholesterol or managing type 2 diabetes. I looked up the way it does that and it works by binding to and removing bile acids. Maybe excess bile acid was contributing to your diarrhea. Just FYI, chest pain is a possible side effect of the medication so you probably want to make sure that the prescribing Dr knows about your pain.

I'm glad your IBS is under control and you are feeling good.
Occasionally after gallbladder removal, the liver excretes bile directly into the intestines, thus causing irritation and severe diarrhea to some people. I was one of those people! Welchol does work to absorb the bile, however, my doctor says it doesn't work nearly so well at lowering cholesterol.

 
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:08 PM   #5
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Re: Welchol has helped my diarrhea!!

Hmm very interesting that there's another med to help with diarrhea and cholesterol. My Gastro prescribed me Cholestyramine and it also works with bile's, liver, lowering cholesterol but it does constipate me terribly so I'm very careful when I do take it.

Living with diarrhea all the time really stinks! lol but not lol
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