I have suffered from CD for 40 years and had a right hemi-colectomy 30 years ago, followed by acute diarrhea that no doctor seemed to be able to stop.
However, after moving to a new district and a new GP I found a specialist unit in Leeds, England and I was prescribed Questran (Cholestramine), which is actually made to lower colestrol but has a side effect as a 'bile binder'. (it's the bile in the large interstine that causes the diarrhea)
I've been taking it for 25 years with no side effect and have been able to live a normal life, without any other medication. Just recently, there has been some supply problems which I'm told are temporary but just to make sure, I went out and bought 3 years supply, as it will keep up to 5 years.
Is anyone else taking the same medication? It annoys me that there are so many doctors who are totally unaware of this medication for Crohn's and will even argue with you when you try to convince them. Anyone had the same problem??