My GP wanted me to test the drug, cholestyramine.
The purpose was to see if it could bind suspected neurotoxins being released in the gut and if it did, would it reduce my flushing? We are trying to determine how much of a role my gut plays.
I spent a couple of weeks thinking about it as I was worried about side effects, including constipation. I already have a problem with that. I also worry about triggering other unforeseen problems each time I try something new.
Cholestyramine is used quite often in those undergoing the Cpn protocol (CAP). I am doing a partial version of this. It is supposed to help reduce secondary porphyria. It seems to help quite a lot of the patients.
So, a few days ago, I decided to call my pharmacist to discuss the drug, only to find in Australia at least, the regular kind has been discontinued, leaving Questran Lite on the shelves. This contains Aspartame. There is a lot of controversy surrounding this artificial sweetener. For the moment I am reluctant to test it.
However, I thought I would mention Cholestyramine and the purpose of it's use in those with leaky gut/CFS.
Someone may consider it worthwhile trying.