Inkers...you're right, not a good thing to take imodium frequently, although in a special circumstance it would be OK. I did san "an" imodium...not meaning many.
But, I reread Sara's posting and should have clarified in my response that if diarrhea was an issue, the imodium would help as no not have the frequent stops or possible "accidents" interfere with the 10 hour drive.
It has its place, but I don't agree with regular use of it because it stops the peristalsis. Regarding the perforation, yes..when the colon has no elasticity left and has been stretched to its limit...it's easily perforated from toxins and gas and stool that have built up in that area because there's no natural movement in the colon to push it out of the area.
Welcome to the forum by the way.
In another posting...introduce yourself if you haven't already done so.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!