another questran question

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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/6/2007 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I am finally giving into the thought of taking questran since no matter what I eat post op doesnt stay long.  I have lost about 3 pounds in 1 week and not in a flare just stuff leaves fast.  I tend to have more issues in the morning rather than later in the day.  I called my GI about it today but he wont be back in the office until tomorrow they are going to mention it to him tomorrow.   He avtually brought it to my attention back in july and my colorectal surgeon thinks it may be what I have to do.  I was wondering how long after starting the med before it starts to work? 
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


Zanne
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   Posted 9/6/2007 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
For me it was right away, the same day or the next. I only take it when I have to travel or be some place where bathroom facilities are not avalable or poor quality. I don't like the side effects. It causes me to be bloated and crampy. I tailor the dose. I don't need the whole packet. Just about 1 teaspoon. A whole packet will stop me for days. And I mix it with applesauce or V8 to mask the taste. You can also get it in pill form. Same side effects but easier to take if you have taste/texture issues like me.
Suzanne

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.....


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/6/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I finally decided getting down gritty texture beats daily D and the cramping. I dont know how much I will need but when I get a job again (the one I interviewed for yesterday has 15 drs in the office at 1 time...cant check patients in if I am indesposed) I need to be more focused on the job especially starting at a new place, I dont want to get in trouble for being in the RR too much.

My ex husband worked for a cable company back in 2000 and he actually got in trouble for being in the RR too much...and he had no GI issues.

I wish my bowels would get to be like my current husbands, he goes same times every day...wow wouldnt that be great, and he can hold it if need be....only a dream for now
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


belleenstein
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   Posted 9/6/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Play around with the timing and dosing for the Questran and I think you will find that it will work for you. Once I started using Questran I could start tinkering with my diet to see much fibre I can tolerate. When I'm not inflamed I've discovered that now, post-surgery, it is quite a lot.

I would be in the bathroom and facing serious urgency issues every day without it, flare or no flare.
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/6/2007 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope that when I am on questran I can eat things I use to be able to eat before. I use to be able to eat some fruits and veggies before my surgeries with no problems, now the only one I can handle is potatoes. I miss my spinach, pineapple, watermelon, tomatoes (raw...I can have them cooked), lettuce, corn etc.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


Jen77
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   Posted 9/6/2007 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
It started working right away for me too. After the first 24 hours I noticed a complete 100% turn around, and doing so much better with the D!

I have heard of people seeing the full results in a few weeks though. So maybe it does differ for people.
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.


gardenrat
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   Posted 9/6/2007 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Worked right away for me. AND I can eat my veggies now. At first I had a bit of gas but it's settled down now. I take 1 1/2 scoops a day. It's a miracle for me. :)

Roni
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   Posted 9/6/2007 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I was ok with questran, til i started having obstructions again. Don't take the whole package if you find it blocks you. I don't take it anymore. Too risky for me. ;-)
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