Nope, wasn't me... It was Des. Her doc doesn't recommend Imodium long term. I've never asked about
it long term - but my doc knows I do use it when necessary, and she's fine with it.
My trick is the same... I take it before I go out on the town. Usually I only take 1/2 a pill though. It will put my mind at ease and only stop me up for 1 day (as opposed to a couple if I took the full dosage).
Let us know how/if the calcium works for you. Good luck!