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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 5/20/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering, is it ok for me to take Immodium every day? How is the Crohn's stomach tolerating it? I was just thinking about using it for a week until i get home from my vacation.
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ ~

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 5/20/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Last time I had a big flare my Dr actually said it was fine to use.....I recently went to Korea and had issues ...thank God for Immodium.
DX AT 39 (2005)

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 5/20/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I use it every couple of days when I start to have to go every time I eat.
Laurenne, 24 Graduate from University of California, Davis. BA-Anthropology
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On: 6MP, 20mg Prednisone, Zoloft, Lialda and Imodium
Tried: LDN- Did nothing good, Remicade- allergic, Humira- no reaction

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 674
   Posted 5/20/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
My GI has no problem with me taking it.  It does however, make me very bloated an gassy..even the anti gas kind.

Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Imuran 50mg, Vitamin B12 (injection), D, and C tablets. Fish Oil Tablets, Cats Claw, Slippery Elm, and Reishi.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 209
   Posted 5/20/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg is my friend
inexpensive replacement for the overpriced
devil Immodium...(Members Mark 3350 ct.)
diagnosed 1981
remission until 2006
Entocort, 6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide
Remission since surgery
and 8-week Remacade.
d since 1981(enjoy the look
on Dr's faces)

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 5/20/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I took it every day during my last flare (about 3 weeks). I know the box tells everyone to not use it for more than a certain period of time, but we're not everyone else and we need it a little bit more severely.
I didn't have any problems with it, and the bloating and gas actually started to go away every once in a while.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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Date Joined Jul 2004
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 5/21/2009 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
My GI said if it works for me (by keeping my BM's down to a reasonable number during the day) then take it. I simply use the Wal-Mart liquid Equate brand!

I don't LIKE taking it because it makes me feel full and constipated at times but if I were going on vacation, that's much better than having to rush to the bathroom every hour or 2.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32 (misdiagnosed with IBS in 2002)
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: swelling ankles, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, joint pain
Previous/occasional Rx's: Prednisone, Flagyl, Levaquin, Xifaxan, Carafate
4/7/09: Gall bladder removal laproscopic surgery (gall stones)

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 947
   Posted 5/21/2009 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if it is okay to use after having a resection in Feb. 2009 ?
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 5/21/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi ya, i was put on immodium melts 8 a day in jan stayed on them till march but they weren't doing much so like pillpopper i went on to loperimide which is my best friend!!! but you should be ok on immodium Bev x 
Diagnoised with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993
In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel jan 09 and given temp stoma
 No maintance drugs,only on B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 440
   Posted 5/21/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
My GI Doctor said to take one regular Immodium after every "bathroom visit", up to 6x a day! It is my friend and confidant! Can't leave home without it! It stops my cramping and is a lifesaver for the.... on the bus, or on a plane times that their isn't a bathroom available.
 41 yr old woman with 12 surgerys under my belt. Diagnosed in 2005 CD. Gullbladder taken 2000, Hysterectomy 2005, Back surgery 1998 with herniation L-4, L-5, S-1. Re-section on small intestine 18 inches in 2006. Diagnosed with PTSD in 1999. Been getting kidney stones:( bummer! The good news...finding this website.
                Meds: Imuran 200mg daily, occasional flagyl and cipro, high blood pressure meds, paxil 25 mg, potassium, synthroid...& try to get alot of laughter in.

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