Imodium has its place....absolutely....Elaine, you seem to be in a different situation, older and seemingly sensitive to 5ASA meds.
We all have to function and you aren't abusing the Imodium, still taking your meds and not getting worse at least.
Fibre supplements could be helpful as well as probiotics .... but if one is having that many bms in a short span, one is flaring. And considering in a flare, the rectum will be inflamed...rectal meds is the best bet.
Probiotic....try and eat as normally as possible...the colon still needs its exercise, you need nutrients to heal.
You could eat smaller meals but more often throughout the day.
Rectal meds in 5-ASA, hydrocortisone....liquid, foam, suppositories. A few options to try...same old suggestion...
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); 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 !!!