Hi Marji. I take cholestyramine once or twice a day for my daily diarrhea. My gi doc told me some of his "diarrhea patients" have good results. I still have to take lomotil, but the cholestyramine has become my main defense for diarrhea. It's also lowered my cholesterol and glucose, but so far I can't discontinue my meds for those.
A few weeks ago I had upper right pain below my ribcage which lasted several hours. My internist ordered an ultrasound. It was normal so he suspects gallbladder. I guess the cholestyramine can only do so much... and my medication list seems to never end. I really hate lupus right now. Next time you're running to the bathroom, know that I'm with ya. Love, Butterflake