For me Questran does cause bloating. But I do take it if I have to travel, especially plane travel, where bathroom trips would be an issue. I have been able to adjust the dosage so that I can take just enough to do the "job" without having too much of an adverse side effect of bloating and cramping. But, for others it can be wonderful as far as stopping the multiple bathroom runs.
I have another question for you, have you tried a probiotic? Quite suddenly about a year ago, I started to have a lot more bloating and gas, when I asked my doctor what I could try, he suggested a probiotic. I had tried several in the past, most had made things worse, or done nothing. But I gave it another shot. This time, this particular brand worked. The lesson learned was that not all brands are for all of us. If one brand, or 4 don't work, maybe you need to keep trying another brand.
So if the Questran doesn't help and you aren't already taking a probiotic, give that a shot next.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....