Yes its true my doc doesn't recommend Imodium daily or long term. I know that all docs are different though. I did use it every day for years and I found out I had diverticulitis at age 28. My doc suspects that the pouches in the diverticulosis was caused by my purposely "backing myself up" for all those years. Diverticulosis is caused when stool pressure makes your intestines weak in spots and causes pouches. Diverticulitis is caused when these pouches become inflamed and/or infected. Not a good thing at all, been in the hospital on very high doses of antibiotics and liquid fluids. Next infection, doc wants me to consider surgery. My doc says its okay on a short term basis but for me now I can't handle it. I'm doubled over with cramping pain anytime I take it.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, UC 2005, Sjogren's 2006
Meds: Sulfazine EC 1000mg, Mesalamine Enemas, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Naprosyn 500mg, Symax SL .125mg, Protonix 40mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements
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