Bile Salt Malabsorption

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Hi,  i had my gallbladder removed in 2010 and have suffered with urgency and loose bowels first thing in the mornings for 5 years until last year i was prescribed colesevelam tablets, that has improved the urgency and the loose bowels but i still get a lot of problems with gas unfortunately because that is a side effect of the tablets, does anyone else get this problem, or does anyone have any ideas how to help it, i don't have hardly any caffeinated drinks?

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    IV READ MANY STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD LOOSE BOWELS AND IM SURE THEY WILL BE GLAD TO KNOW OF THIS MEDICINE YOUR TAKING THAT HELPS. IV NOT HAD MINE DONE YET. THERE WILL BE MANY PEOPLE ALONG SOON AS IV READ MANY STORIES OF PEOPLE WITH THIS PROBLEM AND SOME TALKING ABOUT BINDERS. I HOPE YOU HEAR SOON AND BEST WISHES. XX
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    I have told my Gastro doc the same thing - I wonder why he never suggested colesevelam tablets!!  I have no problem with gas - now at least.  Is there another drug that you could try??
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    I was given Questran first a powder to make up, I could not tolerate that at all, it sent me to the toilet within 30 minutes, having said that I have read on here a lot of people say it's give them back their life
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    ANN I HAVE TO SAY  IM SUPRISED THERE HAVE NOT BEEN MORE PEOPLE HERE TO REPLY TO YOU. I HAVE TO SAY I DID FIND THIS IN MY SPAM FOLDER JUST BY CHANCE SO MAYBE MANY PEOPLE DID NOT GET THIS. AS I HAVE READ A LOT ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. HAVE YOU HEARD OF SANDYNAN SHE HAS THIS PROBLEM I HOPE SHE DOESNT MIND ME SAYING SHE IS LOVELY AND LOOK HER UP AND SEE WHAT SHE CAN GIVE YOU  ADVICE WISE. SHE HAS BEEN A HELP,LOTS OF LOVE AND ALL THE BEST. 
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    Thanks cheeky I have looked up sandynan and yes we do have

    the same problem, and I do feel very sorry for her because she

    does not leave the house or go on holiday, I must admit before I had the colesevelam I was ready to quit work, it was awful, I defiantly lost all my confidence, but I have now been able to manage it better with the tablets and I retire this week. I have read that you have your date 11th April,please don't be upset by all that you

    read because I am sure most people who have the gallbladder

    removed are fine, we are the unlucky ones

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