I do use immodium (generic loperamide hydrochloride--much cheaper) combined with colestipol for short gut syndrome, and have ever since my surgeries in 2004. I take 5 colestipols every morning, followed 2-3 hours later by 4 loperamides, and another 3 loperamides in late afternoon. I consulted with a GI, because I believed my Crohn's Disease was greatly exacerbated by acidic bile from short gut. Ever since I started this regimen, I have been pretty much symptom-free, unless I forget to take my pills. For six years I have been able to lead a normal life. I also really watch what I eat and take sublingual b12 and multiple vitamins.
female, 66 years old. 2 resections, illeostomy and illeostomy reversal. Hypothyroid and sensitive to gluten.
Age 64, female. Diagnosed with cd in October 2004. Had a resection within 24 hours of diagnosis, but the stitches broke and I got sepsis. Had another resection a week later and received an ileostomy, then in December 2004 had the ileostomy reversal. Currently on colestipol, immodium as needed, gummy bear vitamins, and probiotics. Refused humira last year. Allergic to imuran. Refused prednisone. I am doing very well on home- cooked foods with no preservatives. I am pretty much glocose free and avoid nuts and popcorn. Take synthroid for hypothyroid.