Just a reminder, if you haven't had the surgery, no matter how tempting it is, DO NOT take Immodium when you have a flare (or at all actually). Taking Immodium when you have UC or CD can lead to Toxic Megacolon and then you won't have to make any decision to have the surgery, because you'll end up in the ER and when you wake up, you won't have your colon anymore.
Just a reminder, we all don't react the same, lol. Without immodium or Lomitil, I would not have been able to get out and go to work, and trips.... etc.. over the years. I only take it when flaring, otherwise I don't need it.