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i need as much information as I can get about this med. I'm afraid to take it.


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    For what purpose has this been prescribed?
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    Bile Acid Mal absorption.  I was misdiagnosed with IBS in Nov. 2016 and have been on a roller coast ride with my bathroom ever since.  I do not have a gall bladder.  I have been experiencing the symptoms of IBS -a (with d and semi sold stool that looks different every time.  The reason I chatted with 3 physicians about this is that I suffer from a burning sensation across my lower abd with pain from hip to hip and after almost every bm, feels as tho someone took a blow torch to my anus (sorry for the candid reply).  Sorry I should have explained this in my initial post.  Do you have experience with this med?  Doc gave me script for the tablets but there is NO WAY I can swallow them so have not taken any.  I'm afraid of them.  I've asked for the powder form but he (gastro) has not responded as yet.  I just don't know what to expect.  Any info is appreciated.

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    If you have problems swallowing the tablet, soak it in water for a few minutes and then take it out and swallow it with a large glass of water if the medication is an ordinary tablet.  I find this trick stops my throat from spasming.  If it is in a plastic capsule, open it up and put the powder into a glass of water.  Alternatively, you could ask your doctor for an equivalent medication in powder form or see if you can get Colestid as a powder.

    Sorry you got misdiagnosed.  However, IBS D and Bile acid Malabsorption are often confused.  BAM is often triggered by gallbladder removal.

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