I am one of those who takes Imodium (prescribed by my doctor) in small doses and only when really needed. In fact, usually 1/2 about 2 hours before I go out works just fine. I have never gotten constipated and am "regular" when taking it. Be sure to consult with your doctor, however, we are all different!
I also take 1/2 Xanax and don't think I could deal with such things as my husband's cancer and my Dad just being put into a nursing home - with out. My husband also takes Xanax for his anxiety. There are other medications that helps - talk to your doctor for assistance.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Close to remission -spoke too soon!