Edited , 4 users are following.
ive been diagnosed with ibs-D for a couple years now. im only 21 so im still trying to understand it. because my main issue is with loose bowels ive been taking anti diarrhea supplements like imodium for a while. ive been worried that ive taken them too often however when i bring it up to a doctor they dont seem too worried! im currently waiting for a referal to a gastro specialist (this is the secound time ive been reffered. but in the meantime im not sure what to do!
After i have a flare up i usually take some imodium (more so if im going out somewhere) however sometimes when i take it i am consitpated for a day or 2 but sometimes it doesnt work at all! when im constipated and i finally have to go the pain is really bad i get these horrible cramps and its hard to pass to put nicely ! however once i pass the hard stool it is instantly followed by a loose one sometime diarrhea in the same sitting' im not sure if this is normal for ibs espeically when using medicins like imodium? like i said ive been using imodium for a while as previou medications pescribed by doctors havent worked or have mad it worse! im not sure if this is a cause for concern so i thought i would come here before the doctors as they will most likely tell me to wait for my specialst appointment which could be weeks from now!
0 likes, 6 replies