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So I've suffered from IBS for about 3 years. I use imodium several times a week to help with it. Some days I'll just take a couple, sometimes I'll take 3, and if I'm having a particularly bad day, or if I'm out for the whole day, or going to a meal, I'll take 4.
Sometimes 2 doesn't bind me up completely, but 3 or 4 usually seemed to do the job.
Occassionally recently though, I've found that when I take 3 in the morning, I sometimes still need to pass a stool at lunch time. Yesterday though, I had firm stools in the morning, but as I had a meeting at work, I took 2 at about 7.30am and then one more at 8am in the hope this would stop my stomach playing up. However, on my way to work I suddenly felt a bit sick. I think I then worried that I was ill (i have a bit of a phobia of being sick), and the anxiety I was feeling made my stomach play up after another hour or 2. I then at about 10.30am felt desperate to go to the loo but I hate going at work as it's embarrassing. I took an early lunch so that I could go home (i only live 10 mins drive from work) and go to the toilet. I didn't have diarrhoea, but my stool wasn't firm, and my stomach felt really unsettled. I had to go 2 or 3 tines within the next couple of hours. I then took one more imodium which bound me up for the rest of the day.
I still felt sick for a few hours, but it eventually eased off, so I don't think it was a bug. Might be worth mentioning that my period is due today, so I might have felt nauseous because of that?
Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone has had imodium fail on them like this before? Does it sound like I am building an immunity to it, or maybe it could just be a blip as I wasn't feeling well anyway?
I'm really worried now that imodium isn't going to work for me anymore, as I honestly don't know what I would do. Imodium has really helped me in the last few years to try as best as I can to carry on and do things, but if it doesn't work I feel it's going to stop me doing things like going out.
I'd be really grateful for anyone's input or experiences with imodium.
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