Hello, I’m 34 and had by gall bladder removed in Feb 2009. Since having the surgery, I get diarrhea with everything I eat no matter what it is. My surgeon gave me Whelchol. I was prescribed 6 pills a day but do fine with 3 pills in the am only. It’s actually a cholesterol medication but works wonders for intestinal issues. No more diarrhea!!! So side effects. They only way to see if your body has adjusted is to skip the medication and see what happens. So far, I still need the medication and I’m wondering if I will always need it. I’m just thankful it is available and I have a normal life again.