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   Posted 8/5/2007 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone...
   I have had IBS-D for about 6 years now....I've been on questran powder for this amount of does help me but I usually am unable to get in the dose of 2 packets a day b/c of working evenings and the inconveinence of always having to mix the packets. So...I am seeing my gastro tomorrow for a check up, should I suggest switching to welchol? Is it the same type of medication? THANK YOU!
25 years old, living in Cleveland, Chronic abdominal wall pain due to nerve entrapment. I have IBS-D and neuropathy. Gall bladder removed, failed exploratory nerve surgery, pancreatitis, several hospitalizations for IBS flareups. Medications: Questran, Align, Ambien, Percocet, Thiamine, Zyrtec-D
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   Posted 8/5/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   


I honestly do not know, so I guess others and/or your physician will be your best source.

My hubby used Questran for years working swing shifts. On 3-11PM he would take the Questran in the morning and than at night when he got home.  He never took it at work but did get his 2 doses a day in. :)

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   Posted 8/6/2007 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Welchol and Questran (and another, even newer med) are all in the same class of cholesterol medicines and all work the same way to bind bile. Welchol, as I assume you've found out, is a pill. I've been on it 4 years now and it works like a charm for me. Some people on here complain that the Questran causes excess gas, but I don't know of anyone complaining about that with Welchol, so it may actually make you feel even better.
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