Is it safe to buy Welchol, Cholestid, etc via the internet?

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amylock
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   Posted 4/10/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I am considering this in case my GI doctor (who I will see for a follow-up on the 24th - 3 weeks post gallbladder removal) doesn't prescribe something if I am still having the bile D issue.  I am going to be in Cabo on May 2nd.  I moved my vacation and had the surger b/c the doctors assured me that I would be fine to travel one month post-op.  I can't have the bile-D issue while on vacation....  So for a temporary solution, I was thinking of buying from a Canadian phamacy....  Thoughts???
 
Amy

Keriamon
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   Posted 4/10/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
It's a prescription cholesterol medicine. Even a Canadian pharmacy will demand some sort of proof of prescription. Any that's legitimate, that is.

Imodium will work on bile diarrhea the same as regular. So will Petpo Bismol (I've used both over the years). You can always take it if you find yourself having problems while on vacation. Welchol is better on you long term because you don't get dependent on it, but upwards of a couple of months of daily Imodium use is okay.

Keriamon
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   Posted 4/10/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
If it makes you feel any better, I went on a second date 6 days after getting my gall bladder out! Couldn't eat much for fear it would make me have diarrhea (even than I used the bathroom twice at lunch and popped some Pepto), but other than that, it was a good date. Ended up marrying him. :-)

amylock
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   Posted 4/10/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL! Well, this is 3 and a 1/2 years we haev been together and I am starting to feel like a real burden.  I really don't want this issue to persist while on vacation.  We went out for dinner last night (first time since surgery) and I had grilled shrimp, rice and potatoes.  Had to stop on the way home so I could go to the bathroom... :-(

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 4/10/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are going to be in Cabo you can probably get it at the local pharmacia without a prescription. They are real used to people with diahrea down there.

Keriamon
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   Posted 4/11/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband and I went on a long-weekend vacation up to Kentucy three years ago when I was in the middle of some really bad diarrhea and pain problems. I was afraid of being a downer too, so I was popping Immodiums heavier than I did when I was home all day (I was unemployed at the time). There's nothing like going on a hour and a half tour of Mammoth cave while you have this problem! Thankfully a last-minute stop at the bathroom before the tour and about three Immodiums (took the last one right before the tour) got me through it. I tended to skip breakfast and only eat a sandwich for lunch and by later in the day, I could tolerate a meal out so long as I didn't eat much fat and nothing fried or greasy. (We were vactioning on the cheap, so the sandwich thing was okay--my husband ate them for lunch too.) Because restaurant food tends to be much heavier on the grease, bad fats and butter than anything you eat at home, when you go on vacation, try to do as I did and either skip breakfast (I don't know about you, but my guts are always worse in the mornings) or eat something light, like a granola bar, yogurt or some dried fruit and nuts, then eat a sandwich and maybe some chips for lunch, then you can eat something out for supper that's not too heavy (greasy).

Avoid milk and red meat, nothing fried, no fresh fruits, no tomato or cream sauces, no caffeine or alcohol. It took me six weeks after my gall bladder was out to be able to tolerate milk and red meat and pork again. So, basically, stick with baked or grilled chicken or fish/crustaceans, no butter sauces on them, rice, bread or non-fried vegetables on the side. You can have a bit of butter on your bread; it's just in sauces that there's too much. You can have a bit of cheese. Personally I can eat salads, but some people on here have a real hard time with them, so you might try a side salad, but don't make it your entire meal.
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