Imodium(best friend for today)

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lambkins
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   Posted 8/21/2009 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Today we went on a family treat to London on the train to see HMS Belfast I took 2 imodium befre we left as my U/C has been acting up all week and did not eat untill i got home and thankfully all was well and we had a lovely day the kids enjoyed  the day even the rain held off untill we were back.
The imodium has worn off now so symptoms back with vengance but kept them at bay long enough not to spoil the day so everyone was happy and it has been so long since we have had a family day out i just hoped tha it would go ok and it did although very tired and achey legs all round and im a bit light headed from max dose of co -codmol 30/500 have got a smile on my face just doing something normal and getting through it with no miss haps felt great also feel im going to sleep well tonight which will be an added bonus if that happens
HMS Belfast was very good but lots of horrible steep steps and ladders so even done a sort of work out lol
have not let u/c beat me today will pay the price tomorrow but will go to sleep happy. tongue
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks


kops2da
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   Posted 8/21/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Glad you had a good time.  I lived on Imodium and pepto for 5 days last week.  Kept me flying to NC and enjoying family, etc.  I was sick two mornings but felt ok by 10 or so.  I had BM's while gone but not much and no pain, etc.  Got home Sunday night and today I finally got "cleaned out". I was ok all week - just not much stool.  I feel fine.  Haven't seen any blood this week which could be great if it continues.

I know Imodium and pepto, etc. does not "cure" anything but sometimes it just helps us have a normal day here and there.  I plan on a couple bad days later - planning makes it work!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


Mitzo
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   Posted 8/22/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I have also used Imodium while travelling and it does the trick. I find it makes me feel dopey and fatigued, though.
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.

 


Hellokitty
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   Posted 8/22/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
i have never used this but i think it may be worth it if traveling. Im trying a diet to help. but who knows in the UC world. your colon has a mind of its own and sometimes it may be worth stopping it even for a little wile
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication-  500mg pentasa,  250 mg  asacol (every evening)
Diet- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity
 

kops2da
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   Posted 8/22/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   

Hellokitty - yes, when I find something that works for me to get me into remission - Imodium will stay in my drawer.  Actually, my system never stops - just slows down I guess.  I always take it AFTER a BM or two in the morning.  I schedule everything late in day and if not - I get up two hours early.  Since vacation everything has been ok but the nausea - it has returned mornings and lasts about 4 or 5 hours!  DARN!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


lambkins
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 8/22/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday was the first for me but i will use it again if need be it made me feel safer if that makes sence i think i took just enough to help me through the day which is what i wanted.
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed
  Asacol foam 2g nightly 19/3/09
  Prednisone 60mg 19/3/09 tappering after2wks


Hellokitty
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Total Posts : 765
   Posted 8/22/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
What is it about our bowls that morrning is the biggest trouble.
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication-  500mg pentasa,  250 mg  asacol (every evening)
Diet- Back on the raw foods.
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity
 
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