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Aubagio flush out (Colestyramine) effects

Hi all, I just stopped taking Aubagio on Tuesday this week with a view to switching over to a new DMT. However my Neuro advised that I need to have an 11 day course of granule sachets to flush Aubagio out of my system before I can change over. Reading up a little about side effects of the Colestyramine drinks, the side effects didn't sound great during the 11 days taking it and its got my head in a spin a little. Does anyone have any experience of coming off Aubagio and this fast track 11 day drink? Curious to hear others experiences. I hear mixing the granules with squash or fruit juice can help, rather than plain water. Cheers 🙂

amyb

@amyb

Hi @RedMike.. did you start this yet? I have recently completed this and would be happy to chat!

RedMike

@RedMike

Hi @amyb I started this yesterday so currently on day 2. So far so good. I've been mixing two sachets with cloudy apple juice to help. I just chug it down quick, but find it quite gritty. I wonder if any side effects might come further into the 11 days. How was your experience with it?

amyb

@amyb

Hey @RedMike, sounds good! I mixed mine with smoothies and juice too, couldn't stomach it with plain water / squash. I also used a straw so I could neck it really quickly, sounds like you are managing to get it down quickly too! I will be brutally honest, the first day for me was okay, but then I think the cumulative effects starting kicking in. I didn't really feel hungry at all for the 11 days, and had to force down small dinners of things I really fancied. I defo know this was a side effect as I normally base my life around eating 😅 I also felt quite lethargic and grumpy but that could have been psychological? A few days down the line I couldn't keep doing the full dose each time 3x a day, so I cut down to half doses (1 sachet per drink) each time and my nurse said that was fine. I did read online about people who coped absolutely fine with no gastro problems, so I think it might be quite individual. Hope you carry on doing okay! Here if you need any support along the way! :)

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