Welchol constipation

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Avatar m tn They attributed it to my eating habits and the fact I had my gall bladder removed in 2005. The doc prescribed Welchol and Cantil to do what my gall bladder is supposed to do. And it helped out a lot with my BM's. any help would be appreciated. I thought about seeing my family doc this week but he is closed for the week and wont be open til next week. Thanks!
Avatar n tn For about the last 6 weeks, I cannot achieve a happy medium between diahrrea and constipation. Usually the welchol will start to be constipating so I stop taking for a day or two and it balances me out. Now, I can stop taking it for a week, nothing, then I will end up with diahrrea for days. If I keep taking the Welchol and add a laxative, then it gives me horrible gas, and also diahhrea regardless of the welchol.
Avatar f tn I also regulate how much Welchol I take to control diarrhea vs. constipation.
Avatar m tn That my livers bile system cant react fast enough. He prescribed me Welchol a bile sequestriant. I read up on the drug before taking it. It basically forces our liver to make more bile and this also has the added advantage of helping control your cholesterol and blood sugar. I took my first dose that day and no longer had the urge to go immediately. I had been going 6-8 times a day prior. It has been 5 days and I go once or twice a day now and the stools are looking better.
Avatar f tn The only contraindication would be if you have a tendency toward kidney stones or a parathyroid condition. In addition, ask your doc to try either welchol or questran. And titrate the dosage for your usage. You're going to have to play with either of them to find out what helps and what doesn't swing you toward constipation. Both have drawbacks, but one of them should be able to give you a hand with the diarrhea.
Avatar n tn Pelvic floor dysfunction, damage to the anal sphincter muscles or nerves of the anal sphincter muscles or the rectum, diarrhea, constipation, and loss of storage capacity in the rectum are a few causes. Disc degenerative diseases that cause nerve root pressure or damage, pressure on the spinal cord/pressure on the tail bone are frequent causes of fecal incontinence.
Avatar f tn I have tried about everything, currently taking metamucil fiber 2-3 TB. up to 3X aday with a prescription of Welchol- 2 tablets 3X a day, for the side effect of constipation. It slows it down may be for 2 emptyings and then it is back to "hot water." My question is "Do You have any suggestions?" Sincerely, Barbara PS. I have been considering a colon transplant, but my doctor says that I couldnt handle the drugs they put you on. PSS.
Avatar f tn I had my gallbladder removed 9 months ago, I had some bad bouts of bile salt diarrhea but was prescribed welchol and that eased those symptoms, but despite staying on it it's not helping with these new sets of problems at all. I also take Metamucil, not sure it's doing anything either. My diets not the best, last thing I had was a steak and I had really bad pains that night, leading up to a bm...
Avatar f tn My Dr. prescribed me Welchol, as a side effect is constipation. I was taking it twice a day and it didn't even put a dent in my symptoms. I am completely miserable and it has gotten to the point where I would rather not eat because I know I will be running to the bathroom all day and night. Thank you all for help and responses!
Avatar f tn i have had all the tests possible but only due to begging the doctor and specialist (im in the uk) absoloute nightmare ive tried everything possible the only thing left for me was codeine phosphate 30mg 4 times a day wow it is a miracle i havent suffered since i took it 4 years ago. the trouble is this drug is an opiate so it basically causes constipation it doesnt cure u its just a sde effect of the medication which is normaly used for chronic pain!!
Avatar n tn I had to take less than the recommended dose - it can cause constipation. It's a powder you mix with a drink or with food. I liked to mix it with "Instant Breakfast" drink mix - made it much more palatable. If there is pain similar to the pain that was experienced with the gallstones prior to surgery, there can sometimes be residual "sludge" or "sand" or even small stones causing a blockage in the common duct.
268356 tn?1236006204 hey, I take welchol everyday.
Avatar f tn The symptoms I have which my doctors say is IBS started with constipation but now Im starting to have bowel movements but I am constantly getting severe trapped wind and severe pain in my bowel/lower stomach area which moves from side to side and then to the middle and where the pain moves to the area then feels hard. I also now keep getting back pain in my lower back.
Avatar n tn I had my gall bladder removed a month after the birth of my daughter, felt good for 6 months, then became chronically ill with nausea, fatigue, bloating, diarrhea, constipation. I saw several specialists and some just told me I was stressed or pretty much crazy. I have now had two Endoscopies and one Colonoscopy. Both Endoscopies found a puddle of bile in my stomach and my colon had a bacterial infection (possibly unrelated).
215461 tn?1331866365 I cannot tell you how bad you will wish you had a galbladder after it is gone. make sure you get you some welchol or some equaestran light and have that stuff stocked and ready to go.
Avatar n tn Questran,Colestid, Welchol etc) It is now beleived by my GI that my rare case is : my GB is not emptying when needed to digest and then when lying down all the Bile comes out from gravity which too little or too much can both cause diarrhea . Anymore input before i meet my new surgeon ?
Avatar f tn I have had insomnia for years, suffered headaches and digestive problems such as constipation, bloating and gases. Those little things that bother you, but you can still do your normal life. At the end of the Journal, there is a summary of Symptoms, Test done and their result, and Possible causes of this “disease” In 04/07 we moved to the apartments where all this started (in LA, California).
Avatar f tn Now I'm still no angel but I'll tell you what got me through, cuz I quit cold turkey- just stopped going one day and some people may not like my advice. LOTS of immodium, or if you can get your hands on some welchol (for IBS- that's the stuff there!) Benzos- preferably klonopin (I was lucky enough to have a script), and lots of benadryl and unisom- alternate between the 2 because they have different active ingredients that make you really tired so you sleep through the worst.
Avatar n tn I know that IBS can come any many shapes and forms but I rarely ever have constipation with it just diarrhea. Since here recently it has gotten to the point that everytime I eat (generally after fasting or eat a high fat contenet diet) I have diarrhea. It has become hard to go anywhere after I eat because I have to run to the bathroom let alone trying to go to work after eating.
Avatar n tn took them a year to figure it out but definitely related to rise in TSH even on Synthroid as symptoms increased and I told them this b4 I even knew my TSH had risen after partial thyroidectomy .. so no longer a coincidence for me .. that + increased constipation. Endo said muscle cramps are symptom of hypo. Not sure if any of this helps but wanted to mention it.
Avatar n tn 2004, was extremely sick, vomiting, lethargy, the ultrasound showed i had alot of gallstones,(30-40) had it removed by laparscopy, had no problems for 2 weeks, then i experienced nausea 24/7,and then intermittent diarrhea, had a colonoscopy, which was normal, then i had an endoscopy which showed a copius amount of bile in my stomach, was put on welchol and nexium (had some ulcers) did okay for a couple of months, then in june of 2005 i lost 32 lbs in a 3-4 week period, i had no appetite whatsove