Questran is used to treat diarrhea UPDATE!!!

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just4Brooks
just4Brooks Member Posts: 980 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I thought I’d update everybody now that I’ve been on Questran now for about a week. The results have been life changing. I’m now having regular BM’s about 5 times a day. I know to some people 5 times might be a lot but I was going 40 to 100 times a day with NO control!! I couldn’t take my kids to school or even go check the mail 50 yards from my house. So for those of you who have bathroom issues from chemo and or surgery asked your doctor if you can give it a try. It sure gave me my life back!!

Brooks is back!!!

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  • lesvanb
    lesvanb Member Posts: 905
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    Great news!
    what a marvelous change of events! Happy pooping!

    all the best, Leslie
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787 Member
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    lesvanb said:

    Great news!
    what a marvelous change of events! Happy pooping!

    all the best, Leslie

    Brooks...
    I can sooooooo relate to that pooping issue. I finally got mine under control too and it is so WONDERFUL. I too felt like I was in jail....toilet jail!!!! I only go 1 time per day now..... it freaked me out cause I thought something was wrong!!! Thought maybe I was getting backed up..... hubby has to tell me EVERYDAY... "Honey, that IS normal.... 25+ times a day...is NOT!!!! Life is good huh?????? Take care........... Jennie
  • Kerry S
    Kerry S Member Posts: 606 Member
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    Wonderful News
    How well I know the pure joy of crapping like a normal man. I have gone 3 times today. Yesterday only 2. We just have to retrain ourselves. My goal is once a day, just like before the resection. I will get there. Gets better each and every day.

    Kerry
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    Brooks
    I am happy for you; glad things are much improved.
  • Nana2
    Nana2 Member Posts: 255
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    has anyone else been
    has anyone else been prescribed opium to stop the poops?
  • Nana2 said:

    has anyone else been
    has anyone else been prescribed opium to stop the poops?

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  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122 Member
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    Questran Interactions / Hazards
    Questran Interactions / Hazards

    Questran Interactions / Hazards

    Questran (Cholestyramine) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

    Nothing in life is 100%.


    Stay well!

    John
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member
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    John23 said:

    Questran Interactions / Hazards
    Questran Interactions / Hazards

    Questran Interactions / Hazards

    Questran (Cholestyramine) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

    Nothing in life is 100%.


    Stay well!

    John

    Very interesting info John
    Still sounds like a potentially effective drug but its good to be aware of all the facts something the doctors don't do.
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625 Member
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    glad to hear it
    Hi Brooks,

    I'm so glad to hear it!! Thanks for sharing how you're doing and about the medication for others in need of help in that area.

    You go!

    Lisa