Posted 3/14/2014 12:26 PM (GMT -6)
So after having diarrhea for 2 solid weeks I finally went to the doctor Tuesday evening and he gave me lomotil to help with it. I took a pill as soon as I was able to get it filled the next day. It stopped me from going for just over 24 hours. Last night I got this rock hard lump feeling in my pelvic area (like where the colon ends) and it continued to stay that way until this afternoon when I had awful crampy diarrhea AGAIN. I took 40 mg of bentyl for the cramps and a 2.5 mg lomotil. What are dehydration signs to look for?
I am having surgery in the next week or two for my GERD. I'm going to assume that my IBS flair ups is due to the stress of the surgery. Does anyone know how long it take lomotil to fully leave the system? I ask because of my up coming surgery. I know most doctors want you to have BM before you leave the hospital esp when its a major surgery. Also does anyone have any stress relieving techniques or ideas I can try. Staying busy just isnt working for me.