I told you it was good stuff.
My mother-in-law does Civil War talks and stuff and she said when she went to conferences she couldn't eat at all until she had given her speech--even if it was late in the day--because after she ate, she had diarrhea for the rest of the day. Which not eating was bad for her diabetes too, so it messed her up on several levels.
I checked my doasge and you and I have the same dosage. The most I take in one day is 2, although I avereage more like 1 a day. Sometimes I only take one every other day. So 6 a day seems like a whole lot, but as long as it works and you're not constipated, then let it ride. If you start to get constipated, start cutting out doses. I have found that I'm never really the same from day to day because you never really eat the same thing every single day, so it requires constant adjustment. Just as diabetics have to adjust their insulin daily based on what they've eaten, how much they have exercised, etc. But even with constant adjustment, it's so liberating to have medicine that works. Even if I have an attack, I can take a Welchol and be fixed within 30 minutes. And more often than not, I can tell in advance of getting D that my innards aren't right and can take a pill and get myself fixed before I even have a problem.
The funny thing about
Welchol is that it isn't even a bile medicine; it's a cholesterol medicine. And, from what I've heard, not a very good cholesterol medicine. I think they should change their marketing tactics and put commercials on t.v. that say: "Have you had your gall bladder removed? Do you suffer from unexplained bouts of diarrhea? Then Welchol may help. Welchol binds up excess bile that often occurs in people without a gall bladder, making loose, burning stools formed and painlessly passed. Welchol can be taken daily as a preventitive, or as needed when diarrhea caused by bile occurs. Side affects are generally mild since Welchol is not absorbed by the body. The most common side affect is constipation. Some individuals may experience a slight vitamin deficiency since Welchol can interfere with vitamin absorption, so ask your doctor if you need a supplement. Welchol, it's not a gall bladder replacement, but it's the next best thing!" Man, how much business would that generate for them? Gall bladder surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed, and most people have some, if not frequent problems afterwards.