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Old 12-02-2005, 06:00 AM
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I have some form of colitis which is causing me constant diarrhea for the past month. My doctor needs to perform more tests on me which are going to take some time before I he will know what exactly I have and how to treat it. In the meantime he has prescribed me welchol to help with my diarrhea. It was worked pretty well so far. It makes my stomach feel bloated and slightly hurts sometimes but its better than the alternative of running to the bathroom every 30 minutes. I have much less diarrhea say 4 times a day instead of 15+, which is making my life much more livable. I have only been on it a few days so I am unaware of any side effects that might pop up. But it seems like what everyone is complaining about as side effects are exactly the effects I am looking for.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:06 AM
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I have similar problems with diarrea from having my gallbladder removed.Started 7 months after surgery and could last up to 4 hours when triggered.Was put on welchol and has helped alot,but do experience bloating and gas.Also have random nausea.Cannot tolerate any foods I used to eat or alcohol since surgery.Has been 2 years since surgery.Anyone with same symptoms?
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:50 PM
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My nephew had ulcerative colitis and lots of the diarrhea. He found help by taking VSL #3, a very powerful probiotic. He was on the treatment for six months and is now considered clean of UC. We got some also because it cured his dairy intolerance as well. There are some stores that distribute it, but the internet site is what they used to get it. The dosage has 450 billion bacteria, very high, and there are different dosages based on bowel movements per day. Check their site and see if there might be help for you.<br>http://www.vsl3.com/VSL3/default.asp
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