Hi - I’ve been taking Welchol for almost 2 years per the direction of a preventative cardiologist. He suggested it and my Endo didn’t seem to think it would hurt but I don’t think he necessarily recommends it either.
Anyone taking it or have any feedback? Background is i’m type 1 of 20 years now.
A little background which might open up a can of worms…It’s been awhile since I posted here and it was about taking Invokana as a type 1 and I had wonderful results for the little over a year I was on it starting end of 2013 up until the beginning of 2015.
However, I ended up after being on Invokana a few months I had some chest pain that was exercised induced. Being an 18yrs with Type 1 (at that time), they decided to do a heart cath. I was clear. But because of the experience I went to see a preventive card who suggested Welchol in addition. Didn’t even think anything about the Invokana at the time… Then 10 months later ended up in the ER with DKA. 1st and only time ever with DKA and was in Intensive care for 2 days and then a 3rd night in the hospital after getting out of ICU. I have since stopped Invokana and now see all over the news where Invokana patients are ending up in the ER with DKA. Going back to that first HeartCath and if it was related, I dunno. But gave that story to tell you why/how I ended up on Welchol and now wander if it was all just the Invokana and wander if I need to even worry about taking Welchol. I don’t want to end up in another side effect like I had with Invokana because I"m a type 1 taking Welchol.