Lomotil for "D" and when asacol, colazol, pentasa doesn't work try sulfasalsazidine

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 3670
   Posted 9/4/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone take Lomotil for diarreah? Has it helped.
I just wanted to say I've tried asacol (made me very nervous) pentasa, colozal and now I'm on sulfasalazidine and it's working better than these other I've tried. I still need a rectal med. I'm  waiting for my script to come in, but for those who feel they've tried everything try this one. It was referred to me by munchkindd from this forum. This is a great support forum. Thank you to all who's helped me numerous times in the past by encouragement, answers to my questions and comments that helped me get this far!
Colonoscopy & Endoscopy 7/27, Left sided colitis and near cecum (mild)
8/1/08 on sulfasalazine 2 2x's a day. Working with a naturalpath for high estrogen, low dopamine, immune stuck in overdrive, yeast, bacteria and body not detoxing. Comprehensive metabolical profile test showed this along with DNA testing and geno profile. "Footsteps" is my  life, many days I couldn't walk...

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31006
   Posted 9/4/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
glad you're feeling better....lomotil kind of imobilises the colon, there are a few who use it. I used it once, the doc at that time must have prescribed a very high dosage..I was totally stoned (but didn't have one ache in my body..a good payoff). I believe it was the initial contributor to the UC eventually diagnosed. I've never used lomotil again, however.

keep us posted how you're doing.

*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th 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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 281
   Posted 9/4/2008 11:01 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm using it.  It didn't stop watery D, at least at first, but it gave me a couple or a few hours between bathroom sessions.  Gradually the D has become less watery and had some form but that could be due to metamucil wafers, too. 

It does slow down the cramping and colon, but so did Imodium before I started this last flare.  Like Quincy said I think it makes me feel kind of out of it, too, so I only take 1/2 dose.  I've been trying to find out about side effects, because I've been having headaches and lots of mouth sores and thrush lately and wondering if it might be the lomotil.

I hope it works for you.   

Potato...  Female, 58, dx mild left sided ulcerative colitis 11/07
asacol 3 3x a day 
cortenema (generic) am & pm Rowasa every other day 
culturelle, benefiber wafers  generic acidophilus, metamucil wafers
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg
omeprazole 2x a day
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD (but not in the same day)

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