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sanzovtyme posted:
I have d 31 inches of my lower intestine removed due to 2 instances of lymphoma. My problem is this: extreme diarrhea. I understand post intestinal surgery diarrhea is normal. I was taking cholestyramine, but it no longer is working. Has anyone experienced this ? Are there any meds that can help ? Any info will be very appreciated.
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miserable_sob responded:
Did they make a pouch out of the rest of your intestine? What kind of diet are you on? I know how the right foods can help with diarrhea if you have a pouch.
 
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kaj2313 responded:
Wondering how much of the cholestyramine you were taking? I started out at 1 teaspoon a day, and am now takeing 31/2 teaspoons a day. Plus, 5mg predisone. My Dr. told me to keep playing with the dose of cholestyamine. Otherwise I'm not sure what would help. I think you may need to call the Dr for some advice.


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