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Old 01-14-2008, 01:05 AM
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Default welchol for diarrhea, et al

I had bad diarrhea for years, can only assume ibs as nothing else showed a reason. I have high cholesterol and have taken 2 - 3 welchols per day - it reduced by ldl to normal (I am shorter than most people, 5 ft. ), and from the first pill it fixed the diarrhea problem. I can actually go places in the morning. I've been taking it about 6 months. No side-effects - although i may have gained a couple of lbs. since food goes through at a normal pace.<br><br>Since 1/3 - 1/2 dose suggested dose worked for me in lowering my LDL, perhaps taking less may work for others also - reducing side effects. Although I would get a blood test after 2 or 3 months of taking less. I've also started taking Lovaza (used to be omacor) for high trigycerides and that works, too -- it is a pharmaceutical grade omega-3, and may well help with the cholesterol, although they don't advertise that.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:05 AM
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a known side effect of welchol is constipation in normal stools
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:58 PM
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I was diagnosed with IBS 2 months ago and the doctor put me on Welchol. Only during the first month did I have severe constapation, however, after that I have had no other side effects. I can now eat anything, without worrying if it is going to make me have diareha. I reccommend it to anyone with IBS.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:57 PM
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I am 50 years old and had to have my entire colon removed. I had a j pouch surgery that connects my small intestines to my rectum, this was 3 1/2 years ago. I suffer from chronic diarrhea. My new colon doctor put me on Welchol to help control the diarrhea. 3 tablets twice a day. I'm hoping this will help. Has anyone else used this drug for this poblem and have you had any side effects?
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:36 PM
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Thank you so much for your advice. It has been so helpful to me in trusting Wechol for my husband.
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