Probiotics are "good" bacteria that are needed to help regulate your digestive system. They will help push out the bad bacteria, help you digest foods and aid in proper bowel function. I pulled this off a probiotic site:
Here is the link for more info: http://www.usprobiotics.org/
Do you ever eat yogurt? Probiotics are in yogurt and yogurt smoothies
From what I've heard I think Calcium takes about a week to start to take affect. After that if you are still having D you can increase the dose (although, I think you shouldn't exceed 3 pills a day - 1800mg).
Imodium is an over the counter med that is called "Imodium"... I think there's only 1 kind. ??? You'll see it at any drug store next to the antacids. You take it as needed. DO NOT TAKE IT ON A DAILY BASIS, unless instructed by your doctor. When I have D usually 1/2 of 1 pill stops it within 15 minutes. If the D is really bad then I take 1 pill. Be careful though because it works really well, if you take 1 or more pills, it might leave you constipated for a couple days.
Good luck!! Keep us posted.
Hang in there...I'd keep trying the metamucil. It took me about a week and a half to see a slow down in the "d". LIke I said, I've had loose stools/D for over 2 months straight now and I was going anywhere from 4-8 times a day at first. I am going only 1-2 times a day now.
Have you been to the Dr. yet?? Have you been tested for parasites or bacteria??