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Cholestyramine (CSM) Treatment - Elimination of Toxins

Discussion in 'Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities' started by lono, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. mrmichaelfreedmen

    mrmichaelfreedmen

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    I did. A full serving taken before lunch then meds 6hours later still having probs.
     
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    Is Chitosan the same as Cholestyramine CSM?
    Iherb link

    Can CSM be bought online or do you buy it through the doc?
     
  3. SueJohnPat

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    You need a prescription. I told my doctor I wanted to try it for chronic diarrhea. I did not tell her about the mold thing because it is used for chronic diarrhea in mainstream medicine.
    It stays in the digestive tract and is not systemically absorbed.
    My family doctor has been very understanding and helpful.
     
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  4. SueJohnPat

    SueJohnPat Sue

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    Just separate meds. I took cholestyramine just twice a day because I needed to seaparate from thryroid meds sleep meds bot as sensitive . Would separate by taking medication 4 ( or 3 hours why split hairs)hours after binder or one hour before binder to make absolutely sure. Never seemed s problem with clonazepam and cholestyramine though.
     
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    Thanks! I will try to get a prescription for CSM.
     
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    After a few weeks of CSM and taking only in the evenings 6 pm-ish and 9 pm-ish, and sometimes only once in the evening. I became very dehydrated and my right kidney ached. Had to stop.
     
  7. SueJohnPat

    SueJohnPat Sue

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    I think with any prescription drug it has to be used with caution. Sorry you did not tolerate this grapes.
    My husband did not tolerate it either He had severe heartburn from it. I gAve him chorella and charo caps.
     
  8. grapes

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    I'm trying it again...but this time, I'm making sure to drink a LOT more fluid to hopefully counter the dehydration symptoms it gave me.
     
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    Maybe electrolytes will help as well?
     
  10. grapes

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    Hi Jason. Tell me why electrolytes will help. I've read someone else say the same.
     
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    jason30 Senior Member

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    My guess is that when you take something that binds stuff in your body then electrolytes is IMO necessary.
    In the most common form of dehydration, electrolytes such as potassium are lost, resulting in decreased levels in the blood stream.
     

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