Does anyone take Colestid??

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   Posted 2/16/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Holy mother of GI prescribed me Colestid to help bind the bile in my body since I dont have a gallbladder or ileocecal valve. However this stuff is pretty much as bad as golytly, and I have to take it twice a day! If anyone else takes this or something like it do you have any tips to make it better...I just can't take it anymore.
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
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Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines, GERD
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   Posted 2/17/2008 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I take that stuff too. Freakin' horrible and I mix it in applesauce. There's another bile sequestrant called Welchol that you might ask your GI about next time, it's in a pill form!
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   Posted 2/17/2008 4:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I have the pill form. With the powder form I could use as little as I needed to without having to bring on the nasty side effects. With the pills its a little trikier. I almost never use them, only when I am deathly afraid I won't have access to a bathroom for long periods of time. Like planes, or car rides. I will suffer being bloated and uncomfortable so that I don't have to just sit in one stall while the rest of the plane can share the few others left open.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 2/17/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I only took the pill form. I'd give that a try..... they're big pills, but way better.

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