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My doc just prescribed this stuff; I'm at work and don't have it with me but it's something long like Chloreo......?? Anyhow, it comes in little packets that you dissolve into water and drink. Anyone take this? Does it help? Are there side effects? Doc didn't explain anything, just gave it to me. But I won't take any medicine until I fully research it.

Also, he gave me the anti-depressant Elavel for my IBS..haven't taken that yet, either...any thoughts?

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I think your talking about Questran, which has a long name that starts with what you were trying to spell. I took this medicine for awhile, but it didn't help me. I hurt and cramped alot more after taking it. I have starting taking another medicine that is similar to that, but it is in pill form, and seems to be working on the diarreha. I still have horrible gas and bloating! The name of the medicine that I am taking now is Colestid. If the powder doesn't help, you might mention this to your doctor. Both of these medicines are actually used to reduce Cholestral. I have been diagnosed with Microscopic Colitis, also, so I have opted to try this, instead of the steriods. The doctors also said that I had Ibs, for 30 years, before the diagnosis of Celiac, and now the colitis.

I also took Elavil, which I did not like at all. I gained alot of weight and I could not wake up in the mornings. I am taking Zoloft now instead. I don't really know, if it helps or not. I have thought about stopping it.

Good Luck! :D

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Ah yes...trying to control IBS. I'm sorry to say that no doctors have been able to even romotely help. I was once put on a narcautic to calm my intestines down..and all it did was take me out of my mind, and i was still sick. I just have to tell you that the side effects of those drugs can sometimes be worse than their help, but if it is something that actually makes a difference then it might be something you want to consider, as long as it is the lesser evil (if you know what i mean) As to the other thing...I run to the bathroom all the time..and as much as I've tried all the bulking agents allowed for celiacs ..so far I have found one that has sorta worked. I just started it ...so I'm still learning as I go. It is called SPR-CLNS, it is all natural and is a fiber blend. It is from a company called Vitamost in canada. The ingredients are Psyllium Husks, cellulose, pectin, pepper-mint leaf, lactobacillus acidophilus, garlic, guar gum, papya, dandelion root, red respberry leaf, magnesium stearate, elder bark, red clover leaf, ginger root, bachu leaf, burdock root, yellow dock root, rhubarb root, cinnamon bark, barberrybark, plantain leaf and gelatin. This is something that might help relax the spasaming intestines too cause if you intestines don't have to work so hard to grip what is inside them, and pull it through, then essentially the spasamings will slow and regulate. That is the theory and it makes sense to me, But I am still waiting for the full results. Anyhow, again I am just starting it, and right away I notice a difference. I can't say that it is all good, cause my body is not used to have fiber...at least not much of it..so I am slowing working my way onto a normal dosage. I noticed right away when I started with two capsules that my stomach cramped up and was very upset, but on just one ...I am much more comfortable. ideally, you should take three a morning..and this will give you your required 25-35g of fiber a day wich is really needed by celiacs. Drink a lot of water, and adjust to having something in you intestines, and it seem promising. I know that it has helped quite a few people with IBS and I know two other celiacs who are on it, that like it. Again...all natural, nothing that will cause your body to hate you later in life.

Hope this helps,

Sherri

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I really would rather not take antidepressants if I can help it.

Where do you get this medicine you've tried? Do you have to have a prescription?

Do we really need fiber supplements if we go to the bathroom so much anyway?

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