I take Welchol and have had good luck with it in combination with Cimzia. My GI said it is a very safe drug that doesn't absorb in the blood stream. It goes straight to the colon and helps with diarrhea. I am very sensitive to meds but this one is easy to take, no side effects. My GI said Welchol contains a ingredient that was an old school medication used many years ago for IBS. I am on a sliding scale taking 2 per day when not flaring and up to 6 a day when flaring. If I become constipated, I skip it. Hope this helps!
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008
No surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions.
Been through MANY medications with terrible results.
Currently on Cimzia, Welchol (for crohns), Ambien (prn), xanax(prn), Cod Liver Oil and Feosol iron.
Organic diet has made a big difference for me.
Learning how to love life and relax.