Immodium

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Hi everyone,just wondering if any one takes the Immodium type capsules on a regular basis like i do for the dreaded Diahroea,i know we either suffer from constipation or diahroea but i have never had trouble with the needing to go,Its just a thought.

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    Hi Yvonne,

    I take immodium on a regular basis however I just found out from my GP that you should take it no more than once a week.

    I was a little upset especially if I havevan event or something to do as it does stop the diarreah.

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      Hi Vivian,my GP prescribes mine and I take it every morning, if I don't I feel sick with the stomach cramps.

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      Hi Vivian,if I don't take the Imodium I have diahroea or very loose stools all day and stomach cramps.I can pee for England and my bladder feels very uncomfortable,I did have a colonoscopy in October 2014 and was told I had multiple diverticular in the sigmoid.Im seeing a Gastroenterologist wed so I'm hoping they have answers for me.I just wondered if anyone else uses the Imodium like me.

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      Hi Yvonne,

      I have the exact same thing. Also seeing

      Specialist next week.

      I also have rectal bleeding

      Vivian

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      I paid to see a gastroenterologist he did a sigmoidoscopy but wants to do a flexible one It cost me over 500 pounds so I have told them I want to go down the NHS so waiting for a appointment. He did put my mind at rest I am seeing a nutritionist that I am paying for she is going to test for allergies.
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      Hi Vivian,please let us know what the specialist says.Do you feel nauseus and loose your appetite?
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      He said everything looked ok but he wants to do a flexible one to look at the diverticula. I had a colonoscopy last year found DD and a polyp which was ok
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      I was a bit worried about taking the Imodium every day as that was not prescribed on the tablets but I take it every day and still have loose stools twice a day. Today I took the Imodium plus and must say it made me feel quite ill and I was drinking water for Britain! Don't think I will take that again. My flare up started 4 weeks ago and was by far the worst never had so much pain. Dr prescribed fybergel and high fibre diet. Gotta be joking. I think I am a long way off fibre and fibergel. Even a soft diet makes me run to the loo. Like you all I just want to get better and have a life.

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      Hi Wynn,I saw a specialist Wednesday and he said I had IBS as well as the diverticular so he said to try cutting back on the fiber and taking the Imodium daily wasn't a problem.

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