Colestipol for symptoms of IBS-D
Has anyone had any experience with talking colestipol for treating the recurring diarrhea that is part of the IBS-D syndrome? My gastro prescribed it and it does seem to minimize diarrhea if taken twice a day. I would appreciate hearing form anyone who has tried it.
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@richannc, I’ve heard that the BRAT diet, (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast), is supposed to help control the diarrhea; have you found this or other diets to be beneficial?
Hi there ….. yes, I’ve dealt with IBS on and off for many years. Stress really makes it flare up. Sometimes along with the abdominal pains it comes with constipation, sometimes diahrrhea. I moved a little over a year ago – a move which I wasen’t particularly wanting –
that = a whole lot of stress. It was a long haul til my stomach settled down. But, after that, with the extreme diahrrhea I had I wound up with a UTI (sorry for the graphics). Fortunately I had the meds. I needed for that here at home so I went with that. Don’t let people poo-poo you when you talk about your IBS ….. it’s real and not just a tummy ache. It’s miserable.
Yep, you have that right…it is real and I had symptoms for years before I finally got a diagnosis of IBS, and not just a tummy ache! Past years I fortunately have been able to manage mine fairly well with diet and making sure I keep up with daily probiotics and fiber. However, as others have mentioned, stress still does bring on abdominal pain, but thankfully don’t contend with constipation/diarrhea issues as much as I use to.
I have been taking Colestipol for a couple of years. I have diarrhea only IBS, so finding myself a little constipated is a bit of a relief. I take 1 at night along an Imodium in the morning and probiotics weekly. I find this regimen works for me most of the time, so that I am no longer nervous about leaving the house. There’s also a drug, hyoscyamine, that stops your gut in its tracks. I save that one for emergencies when I’m traveling.
Yes I take Colestipol and it helps but my side effects are really bad. Have horrible stomach pain and cramps. Also take Dicyclomine for the cramping but doesnt work for me. Hope it is helping you without the side affects.