Posted 2/16/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)
I have similar issues about going multiple times in the morning only. Usually 3-4. Based on my GI's assistant advice, I tried Immodium the night before and it didn't help. Let us know if it works for you. As a side note, she also said that I could take up to 3 Immodium per day without any problems. But I don't think it's worth it.
Ash 39 NH, vegetarian
Current meds: Asacol 12/day, Imuran 150mg
L-glutamine, Coconut Water, Rowasa(as needed)

Posted 2/16/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -6)
My GI recommended Immodium to me, well I took 2 and no help, took 2 more and no change. I tried 4 pills a few times after and no help. Lomitil works like a charm for me most the time. Too bad I get so drowsy on it.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15, Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, etc... had almost recto-vaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Feb 11) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica for Fibromyalgia started 1/17/08

Posted 2/16/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -6)
princesscolon....Lomotil....I was given it by my GP at the time I assumed were my first symptoms....I was totally stoned and didn't have one pain anywhere for the first time in my life. It did help the diarrhea for the few days I took it, but I couldn't function otherwise at all.

Interesting the Imodium didn't help you even a  They'll never use YOU for their!


*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 3rd night
~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 !!!

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