All my life I have tried to take as little medication as possible...two reasons 1) so when i need it it will work more effectively and 2) because less meds in my book are a good thing....
...NOW THAT SAID...and only as a way to possibly explain why Imodium is a last resort for me.
I take 1/2 of a caplet and I am bound for at least a day usually two...I hate the feeling that comes with this...bloated, tight, full....I can not imagine ever taking a whole dose at one time...the most I have ever taken is a 1/2 pill 3x in one day. that was a big mistake. Mostly I take a 1/2 pill before I board any flights over 4 hours.
My usual day consists of 10 to 15 trips BR per day...the Imodium just completely shuts me down to zero trips.
I feel I am an exception (especially after reading the previous posts) but I would warn you to start out slow....do 1/2 doses before you fully dose...see how your body reacts.
dx IBS 1999 UC 2000 CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
tried Naltrexone Jan. 19, 2007 Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose two shots every other week.
Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
52 yrs old