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   Posted 4/1/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
For those who take Immodium, what is your regiment. I usually take it after each loose bowel movement. Is their anyone who takes it at certain times during the day? So far it has been the only way I can exercise some form of control over my D.
Thanks for the replies.

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   Posted 4/1/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
i have an ileostomy, but at one point i was taking it 6 times a day i think u can take it up to 10, but dont quote me on that
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting has been my Godsend...Thank you

Julia Hill
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   Posted 4/1/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I have taken 2 imodium every morning for years. My GI told me that you have to be careful not to take to many/day because it does slow down the contractions in the bowel. I have also noticed that if I take more then 2/day I have gas. Hope this helps. I have had crohns for 27 years.

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   Posted 4/1/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there, are you taking the RX dose, and if so what do the directions on the RX tell you to do? 



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   Posted 4/1/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
stkitt said...
Hey there, are you taking the RX dose, and if so what do the directions on the RX tell you to do?



I take the over the counter generic stuff. The directions say to take 2 after the 1st loose bowel movement and than one following each loose bowel movement, but not to exceed 4 in a day. I assume the directions are not intended for those with IBD.

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   Posted 4/1/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor told me I could take up to 8 of the OTC ones a day. I usually take 4 - 6 in the morning and 2 - 4 at bedtime. But if things are going well I will take less accordingly. It never stops me up, just slows things down a little.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 4/5/2008 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I always carry them with me especially when I travel, If I have a feeling I take one to stop what could be a disaster and if you can believe it my GI wouldnt give me any lomotil because it could be addicting (ha ha I thought for gods sake your a GI DR and im only asking for 10 pills)But my Reg D.r who is my rock gave me some lol!!
Dx: Crohns 1987 probually had since 1982 resections in 1992 an 2002
Gallbladder removed in 1986 The list can go on and on (if you know whatI mean)
Married 25 yr with a 17yr old son

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