URSODIOL to prevent gallstones

JourneyBound
on 11/12/17 6:47 am
VSG on 10/09/17

Read the side effects, & terrified to takePeople talk about hair loss because of rapid weight loss, wondering if part of the hair loss is due to this medication. Have you taken this medication? Experienced any of the possible side effects?

VSG 10/9/17

HW: 294.2 SW: 288.4

CW:253.8 STGW: 250

M1:-25.4

Gwen M.
on 11/12/17 7:05 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Took it, had zero issues. Most medications have side effect lists longer than my arm. Talk to your surgeon if you're concerned.

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JourneyBound
on 11/12/17 8:15 am
VSG on 10/09/17

Thanks for your response! It's not a choice per my surgeon, for years protocol was actually to remove gallbladder at time of gastric surgery, so obviously a pill for 6 months is a better option. Thankfully i don't take many meds, so never encountered daunting possible side effects. It is what it is, hopefully won't have any issues.

VSG 10/9/17

HW: 294.2 SW: 288.4

CW:253.8 STGW: 250

M1:-25.4

82much
on 11/12/17 7:06 am
VSG on 11/28/16

Took it for 6 months after surgery. No side effects that I know of. I was more scared of getting gall stones.

But, like most meds, I was glad to be off them.

lbalaw2
on 11/12/17 7:31 am
VSG on 09/19/17

Have been taking it for the last 8 weeks. Have noticed no side effects.

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 11/12/17 8:35 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I took it post-op for 6 months with no side effects. I also did not lose hair. Almost any drug (prescription or over the counter) has a list of possible side-effects as long as one's arm.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL! Average calories in maintenance around 1350 (including coffee creamer and calcium chews which I typically do not track)

Ladyblu
on 11/12/17 9:05 am - Jacksonville, FL
VSG on 09/29/17

Slightly off topic, but - I had my gall bladder removed when I had my WLS so I never took this medication. But, I had gallstones prior to surgery and I would rather lose all my hair that go through that again. Excruciating pain that can last for hours. I've had no issues since the surgery and don't miss my gall bladder a bit. Since we tend to eat much healthier, (low to no fried foods, etc) not having a gall bladder is much less of an issue.

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VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017

Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 410 (11/14/2017) Next Goal 400 Starting BMI 95.5

Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: ?

JourneyBound
on 11/12/17 9:33 am
VSG on 10/09/17

Thanks for giving me perspective

VSG 10/9/17

HW: 294.2 SW: 288.4

CW:253.8 STGW: 250

M1:-25.4

diane S.
on 11/12/17 10:58 am

Well I took that drug for 6 months as my surgeon required. Still have my GB and I am fine. That was nearly 8 years ago now. I was sure I had gallstones and tried to convince my surgeon to remove GB but a scan showed I had none. Now I am glad I still have that organ. I had minor hair loss after surgery but it came back easily. But I have always had thick hair.

Anyway, talk to your surgeon about side effects, I had none. GL Diane S


      
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hollykim
on 11/12/17 1:31 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On November 12, 2017 at 2:47 PM Pacific Time, JourneyBound wrote:

Read the side effects, & terrified to takePeople talk about hair loss because of rapid weight loss, wondering if part of the hair loss is due to this medication. Have you taken this medication? Experienced any of the possible side effects?

rapid weight loss does not cause hair loss

anesthesia causes hair loss as in telegenic effluvium. You can google that and get all the info you need.

 


          

 

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