I am so glad this thread was started! I was thinking about picking up some Imodium just today because I've been doing really well (only 1-2 BM's a day), and then had some issues starting yesterday where I was going more frequently and having more stomach cramps... I think I ate something that doesn't agree. :( Anyway, after my resection in '07, I was going approx. 10 times a day, and I was going to be flying home with my daughter to visit family in a different state..... I was so scared!! I basically told my doc that he had to give me something because I was going to be on a plane for 5+ hours with a 3 month old baby, and otherwise I would have to cancel, because there was no way! He reluctantly prescribed me some loperamide (Imodium), but told me to use it accordingly and only during the time frame that I needed it. He mentioned the fact that it could mask symptoms that could be important, which is understandable.
For me, though, I think using it when I have a few bad days cannot hurt me, and for those that are going to the bathroom so much they can't do anything else, well, I think you have every right to give yourselves some relief, however small!!
Currently taking: Humira 40mg/every other week, Zoloft 50 mg/day, vitamins and supplements
Have taken: Cyclosporine, Pentasa/Asacol, Aciphex, Imuran, Sulfasalizine, Cipro & Flagyl, Prednisone, various pain med's, Xanax
Surgeries: Appendectomy 2001, Ileocecotomy 2007