Hello! I don't post often, but cholestyramine is one of my favorite subjects--weird I know
I had 18" resected at my TI in 1990 and went from a life of constipation to worrying about
D. I used cholestyramine for years, but a GI took me off of it (he thought I didn't need it anymore??? I think). In 2004, I had my gb out and the D was so bad I was staying home more and oh that acid owwwwwww. I went back on cholestyramine & my husband says it gave both of us our lives back!
One thing I recommend you discussing with your GI is self-adjusting the amount you take each day. I have days when stricture/diet/unknown makes me more backed up. I self-balance how much I take in a day. Some days it is none or less than a packet, on very rare occasion I use more than 1 packet. It is very person-specific, but you should ask your GI.
I hope this helps you as much as it helps me!
Age 50ish, female. TI resected 1990 due to rupture and one fistula in 2003. Confirmed RA, sensory neuropathy and likely CREST. Pentasa, cholestyramine, GERD med---now seriously considering Humira.
Sarcasm, silly humor and lots of music are my survival tools!