I'm hardly ever here anymore but happened to see this ... take Colestipol instead!! It is the generic form of Colestid, which is a lovely beautiful PILL you can take. No more mixing up and choking down orange swill!! I too started out on Questran, and hated it plus had yucky side effects (including, yes, socially unacceptable gas). Colestipol is a generic so it's cheap (I pay $10 for a one-month supply with my crappy insurance), and it works WAY better than Questran with no side effects. I take two 1 gm tablets.
I have no idea why any doctor prescribes the disgusting horror that is Questran when they can prescribe Colestipol. Maybe they just want you to suffer so you keep coming back?
hope that helps, ask your doctor about it!!
PS The HIDA scan is really the test you need to do to test your gallbladder -- it tests your gallbladder function. If you have pain the test should trigger it and therefore show that the gallbladder is the source. Although technically my gallbladder function was normal according to the numbers on the test, I had a gallbladder attack exactly at the expected moment, so they ended up taking it out.
"It's one of the most serious things that can possibly happen to one in a battle -- to get one's head cut off." -- LC