June 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm #73083
thanks guys for the advice re the medication, sounds like it is a pretty standard medication option and one that seems to be beneficial,
will it stop the light stools or is it really just for symptom control?June 28, 2013 at 6:13 am #73082gavinModeratorJune 27, 2013 at 11:33 pm #73081shellinaMember
Yesterday I was going to tell you that it sounds like Cholestramine. My husband took it when he was itching very badly. It helps with binding the bile to whatever she eats for digestive purposes. In other words, it helps with the flow. It is used to treat itching caused by excess bile and it helps with jaundice. My hubby no longer needs it since he now has an external drain for the bile. However, it was a GOD send when he did use it. We would mix it with juice. It is also used for other reasons such as high cholesterol and sometimes for diarrhea.June 27, 2013 at 11:10 pm #73080marionsModerator
Moonpie….How long does it take for the appointment with the specialist?June 27, 2013 at 10:41 pm #73079lainyParticipant
Moonpie, my best friend has IBS, we all gotta have something right? She has been taking cholestyramine for a few years now and swears by it. That’s the best I can do. I also hope the appointment comes up rather quickly.June 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm #73078
Hi the name of the medication is cholestyramine, has anyone else been given this and know of this medication, will have to ask mum if she thinks it is helping, I just want the drs to make sure they are keeping an eye on her and not fobbing her off with different tablets when it could be something like a blocked stent. hopefully her appointment for Aintree will arrive soonJune 27, 2013 at 6:51 am #73077marionsModerator
moonpie…. looking back at your posting it appears that your Mom’s stent was placed about 2 months ago. These stents have a tendency to clog with debris anywhere between 1 and 3 months. You may want to make sure that her temperature is taken daily and to contact the physician if she develops a fever. Just wanted to mention.
MarionJune 27, 2013 at 5:48 am #73076gavinModerator
Laxido is a laxative as I am sure that you know, here is a link on it –
My dad used Lactulose morning and night and that worked well for him. He also tried Movicol but that wasn’t so successful for him. Many people here have used Lactulose to help with things. The other powder that you talk of could have been enzymes to help your mum with digestion issues and breaking down of her food etc.
I know that it can be hard for you getting all of the information now second hand as it were through someone else, especially so if they themselves are not sure what is been given and what for etc. Perhaps you could speak with your mum and see if she would agree to you talking directly to her gp every now and again?
GavinJune 26, 2013 at 10:34 pm #73075
Its not that I don have trust in the gp, they are very kind and willing to see mum at short notice-rural practice as opposed to a busy town practice, however I just want to make sure they aren’t doing mum a dis-service in any way by not keeping on top of her symptoms and just blindly prescribing things that may be masking things, im sure they have prescribed whatever it is for good reason,June 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm #73074claremParticipant
I quite agree Moonpie. In reality you shouldn’t need to but sometimes the system is not what it should be and it is necessary to be on top of it.June 26, 2013 at 10:21 pm #73073
I will ask him tomorrow as now that I am away from home, I want to be kept in the loop about things and check things out as much as possible.June 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm #73072claremParticipant
Can your Dad give you the name on the packet?June 26, 2013 at 10:02 pm #73071
sorry, dad just said It was some powder, the one she had with water was her laxido that she has stopped taking for quite a bit after having diaorhea and all the light coloured stoolsJune 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm #73070
just a quick question if anyone knows, regarding my mums light coloured stools etc, she went to the drs early in the week and they did a blood test, dad said that the dr has prescribed her some sort of medication in a powder form to take with water to help with the light coloured stools, he said something about it being to help mum digest/process the fats? im not sure what this is, he was very vague about it and kept saying everything came back ok, they’ve just given her a bit of medication. I need to gently ask mum how the stools are and make sure that the gp is still keeping an eye on her. he said that the drs going to be repeating blood tests soon.June 24, 2013 at 3:44 am #73069herculesModerator
Its fun to laugh Moonpie but it is very important to listen to our bodies when we are afflicted with any digestive disease and the end result of digestion is a key indicator when things are right or wrong.Don’t stop looking, Pat
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