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Yes it's miserable was posted 06/07/2017 01:03 am by Anonymous
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Similar story. I am 3 years post whipple and live with chronic diarrhea for 2 1/2 years now. nothing provides relief except steroids but that has major side effects. Here's a list of things that I have tried. Didn't work for me but may for him. Prebiotic drink or tabs Probiotic drink, foods, tabs Antibiotic ciprofloxacin, xifaxin Steroids prednisone, budesonide Loperamide- immodium multiple times a day will slow it down. Ask dr for prescription so insurance will cover it. I take 8 a day. Cholestyramine just started 2 weeks ago but no real relief yet Going to start tincture of opium. It's a narcotic which causes constipation. Creole which helps digest the food. FODMAP diet.

He needs a good GI and endocrinologist. I'm shocked that he can eat a lot. I can only eat small meals. Sounds like his diet and timing of eating will have to change for the diarrhea and better blood sugar control.

He needs to really take good vitamins, chewable or liquid will absorb better. Divide the dose 2-3x a day for better absorption.

I lost 20+ pounds. It took two years to gain 10 pounds. I've given up trying to gain just trying to maintain what I have.

Lots to deal with. Good luck. Hope this helps.

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