Questran is used to bind the bile salts. I have no Ileocecal valve so the bile backs up into my small intestines which can create "D" Since I have been on it I have been having normal BM. I too notice a problem now and then with red meats or wild meats, I usually try to eat chicken, turkey and fish as a meat source. Your right if I stay on cource with my diet, I don't have any problems. The one thing my doc said was NO!! popcorn at all, even corn on the cob and canned corn. That is the hardest thing that I had to give up so far. How can you go to the movies and not have popcorn!!
I'm really sorry to hear about
your father, I wish himm all the best and I hope they at least make him comfortable. My father passed away 2 years ago and we had almost the same problems with family. My sister hadn't talked to my parents for about
7 years because of some petty little thing, she even wrote her own daughter off for about
that time. When my father was in the hospital and we were told that he was terminal i called my sister who never came to see him and I told her she needed to put this crap aside and get her butt to the hospital. Surprisenly she did! My dads dyding words were he wanted the family back together. I'm proud to say that his wishes have been met. The family is now back together. It is a shame that the passing away of a parent or sibling pulled the family back together when it could have been done 7 years prior. Give a try and see if it works, it can't hurt at this point. Your health is important too.
I wish you and your family well and I hope this brings them together.
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009
Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D
, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran, Monthly B-12 injections.
Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.