I wanted to mention that the 2nd GI specialist that I went to this past Monday put me on a new medicine. He put me on Colestid (1 tab. at bedtime). It's a pretty big pill, but you get used to swallowing it. This medicine is for people with high levels of colesterol in their blood but they also give it to people suffering with chronic diarrhea. (My colesterol level is normal and it will not effect the level.) It is safe to take for diarrhea reasons even if you don't have high colesterol. My best friend is a pharmasist and she said she sees it Rx more for diarrhea than high colesterol.
I am happy to report that I believe I am having some success with this drug. Since starting it Monday night, I have only had loose stools 1 time a day, first thing in the morning. BEtter than 3 - 7 times a day!
Maybe some of you can enquire about it with your Dr. It is slowing things down for me...it seems to work better than Immodium. (at least for me.)
Anybody else take this??