I've read/heard a few things about people taking immodium or lomotil even with an ostomy...what would the reasoning be for this? To change the consistency of the stool so it's less runny? Or to decrease output? I had always taken lomotil before my surgery, and I'm wondering if it's worth considering continuing to take it. Thoughts?
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10!
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder...
Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently on: 25mg Prednisone, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention).