Posted 1/11/2011 12:55 PM (GMT -6)
Has anyone with bile salt diarrhea after their gall bladder was removed tried a laxative for a bulking effect with success? If yes, which specific product? My gastroenterologist said to give a laxative a try for diarrhea. Seems counter intuitive but worth a try perhaps?
I have tried dietary changes, lost 65 pounds 6 months trying that. My weight is now stable. I have tried Welchol, it gave me many side effects. I am not going to do Questran as I am currently breastfeeding and could become pregnant again in the future. I've tried the Calcium Carbonate and that doesn't work for me either.
Two things that have helped me though...eating a tablespoon or so of coconut with each meal & believe it or not having a bowl of all natural vanilla ice cream right before bed. The ice cream I suppose helps because dairy is a natural constipator and give the bile dripping off my liver something to bind with at night when I'm sleeping and not eating. The coconut I found out as a trick from a public radio station call in by someone that had ulcerative colitis and found this to be quite helpful.