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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Can it be helpful to use Immodium under special circumstances when having D would be very inconvenient? I wouldn't want to use it regularly, but say you have some event or trip where you need a quick solution, has Immodium helped? I'm thinking about trying it some weekend where i'll just be hanging out at home, to see if it helps, and if i have any side-effects from it.

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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes! Helps me tons.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes special circumstances.
If you use it constantly though you risk toxic megacolon.
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   

I was taking Immoduim about 12 a day it stopped working for me.

and they was taking lomtil it helped I was taking 8 a day

and now I am taking Lotronex  just started it

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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
oh good! i'm getting married in a month and I'd hate to have to run off to the bathroom in the middle of the ceremony.
I'm quite worried about it this, so i'd love to have a quick fix to use that day.

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   Posted 10/22/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I've just started using Imodium and it has helped. I find it helps with cramping and frequency, but am still bloated and bms are still D. It wont hurt to give it a try. Good luck. Jo

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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey basil, congratulations on your upcomming wedding, I know when I was a bride to be (back in the dark ages LOL) I was so nervous and busy with all the goings on that I hardly ate a few days before my wedding. I didn't have CD at the time but I just thought maybe if you try and eat light/liquid diet a day or 2 before your wedding that it might also help with worries of running to the can...I suppose it wouldn't look too good for the bride to be running back down the isle with a panic stricken look on her face just before she's suppose to say "I do", it might lead guest to make the wrong assumption of what's really going on LOL!

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, I've actually taken it daily for years. A decade or so to be exact. My doctor is aware, and has approved me to take 2 a day. Helps a lot, but I also have bile salt diarrhea problems from no gallbladder. So I take that and my Questran to control it.

Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!

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