also, forgot to mention: do I need to keep taking Metamucil? I would like to be able to stop it if I no longer need it.
Cholestyramine is supposed to work pretty quickly, so you might find that taking it at breakfast helps you more. However, you could also take it at night, before bed, to see if it works better that way.
I'd taper off the Metamucil to see if it makes any difference.
As always, trial and error seems to be the ticket to some medication issues, as long as you are not prescribed the medication at a specific time.
That's awesome that the Questran works for you!
Has anyone tried taking this on an empty stomach? I'm a bit scared to try it
Thanks for your help Sarita
Keri is the post-cholecystectomy Queen. She is awesome!
As far as your energy goes, that's a lot of weight to have lost, especially if you were a normal weight to begin with! Jeez...I would say start drinking a lactose-free Ensure every day, which has lots of vitamins and minerals and is easy on the gut. Also, try exercising 4-5 times a week for half an hour at a time; this will probably boost your energy levels, even if it's difficult in the beginning.
LOL auxano - "Hi and welcome to the diarrhea club!" That is too funny. So true. We should all wear brown bracelets.
It is so important to start slow with supplements such as fiber and probiotics... and now we can add the med Questran to the list. Your body needs time to adjust to the changing gut flora.