I went to my GI and surgeon for a follow-up last week...one of my main concerns is that since having my 3rd resection in November I had been going to the bathroom 20-30 times a day (prior to surgery it was 6-10). My GI prescribed me immodium up to 16 pills a day.
I was on Lomotil before but he took me off of it because he said after a while I would build up a tolerance and it would stop working. My question is, is prescription immodium the same as the stuff on the shelf? I assume he gave me the script because for 480 pills it only cost me a $5 co-pay, rather then $10 a bottle for 20 pills off the shelf.
Another question is I've heard before that Immodium can really upset the bacteria in your stomach, does anyone know about that?
Other then those few concerns, it has actually worked wonders for me, I take between 2-8 pills a day and I'm having normal, solid BMs 1-2 times a day.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.