molly - I never heard of Lomotil until I came here. I have no idea about it - think it is prescription, right. I have used Imodium for years for diarrhea connected with IBS - long before UC. My doctor now says as long as I use common sense and using UC medication it is ok. He also told me I could take pepto bismal occasionally for nausea. Some do not recommend either. I no longer have diarrhea but use Imodium when traveling or spending a day away from many toilets. It gives one peace of mind I guess if nothing else. It definitely stops diarrhea for me when I overeat or something affecting my IBS - nothing to do with UC - so much fun having both - and GERD!!
Right now trying soooo hard to get into remission. Tapering prednisone - 4th week on 20 mg. and then two weeks on 15 mg. etc. Doctor added 6MP 3 weeks ago so kept me on 20 mg. for longer than usual. Unfortunately, 4 days after starting prednisone the bleeding stopped but returned second week on 20 mg. I have slight symptoms other than my BM's are streaked with mucous/blood - formed - normal otherwise and only 2 or 3 at most a day. No cramping, no pain, slight rectal discomform at times - and gas (which I take gasX for). Hoping 6 MP kicks in SOON!!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks and then down to 15 mg.etc. Added 6-MP Feb. 28.
Added Anusol suppositories - March 16 - see doc in 3 months.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.