I always take it before flights - about an hour or 2. Recommended by the doctor, of course and how you tolerate it. When on vacation, I try to fly later morning or noon - take Imodium 2 hours before (after morning BM). Each day on vacation I took Imodium after first BM and then was ok for the day - did not get constipated. Only once I took it early evening as we were going to out later. I can use only 1/2 - some people need more.
molly - I never heard of Lomotil until I came here. I have no idea about it - think it is prescription, right. I have used Imodium for years for diarrhea connected with IBS - long before UC. My doctor now says as long as I use common sense and using UC medication it is ok. He also told me I could take pepto bismal occasionally for nausea. Some do not recommend either. I no longer have diarrhea but use Imodium when traveling or spending a day away from many toilets. It gives one peace of mind I guess if nothing else. It definitely stops diarrhea for me when I overeat or something affecting my IBS - nothing to do with UC - so much fun having both - and GERD!!
Right now trying soooo hard to get into remission. Tapering prednisone - 4th week on 20 mg. and then two weeks on 15 mg. etc. Doctor added 6MP 3 weeks ago so kept me on 20 mg. for longer than usual. Unfortunately, 4 days after starting prednisone the bleeding stopped but returned second week on 20 mg. I have slight symptoms other than my BM's are streaked with mucous/blood - formed - normal otherwise and only 2 or 3 at most a day. No cramping, no pain, slight rectal discomform at times - and gas (which I take gasX for). Hoping 6 MP kicks in SOON!!
What dose of doses of prednisone and 6MP are you on? I don't have the urgency anymore and doctor said he thought I was responding to 6MP sooner than some do - I hope. NO bleeding - just blood mixed with mucous - no red blood at all. I have inflammation about a foot up the left side last test.
Post Edited (mollymcbutter) : 3/22/2009 10:13:35 AM (GMT-6)
Not sure it is a "member's" place to reprimand us. But - trying to behave here!