colestipol - how long until improvement
Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:34 PM
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:19 AM
Colestid - once a day (taken at night). First day made me feel bloated and after about the 3rd day, got diarrhea as bad as ever, but now I've been taking it for about 2 1/2 months and it has really helped. I am taking fiber every day also to prevent the constipation that can happen. I still had diarrhea, but much less frequent, and haven't had diarrhea at all for the last 25 days. It has definitely helped, but need fiber also. (I also take Librax before eating out). I try to avoid Imodium, but take it if absolutely necessary.
I've heard others on this board say that within the first dose or two they had complete improvement. My first two weeks on Colestipol were AWFUL - terrible intestinal cramping, more D. than usual, and taking at least 12 Immodium to control it to go to work. I even missed two days of work. Then yesterday, I had ONE normal BM (I usually have 2-3 after EVERY MEAL). I'm curious if others had good results after being on Colestipol for a couple of weeks. We aren't sure if I have Habba (which I think would have responded to the Colestipol immediately) or just if the side effect of constipation for Colestipol will help my IBS-D.Nicole