Loperamide (Imodium) How many do you take?
Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:14 AM
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:06 AM
hi alyce...i take imodium advanced but i try to avoid becoming totally dependent on them because i keep thinking... where will this go in one or two or three years of use and if i take too many now then i will have no options... so be careful, i stopped taking the imodium for about a month because my 10mg of paxil was finally showing some results so now when i need the imodium from time to time....just one pill works again. ....on the other hand what is your diet....are you on a restricted regime....yes hot and sweaty when i am doing my intestinal draining, which usually means 3-4 sessions in the bathroom over a 1 or two hour period each morning.... usually the sweat breakout is my clue that things are percolating down there and i should get ready to run.... it makes me feel a bit weak as well like my blood pressure has dropped. maitland
Hi! I'm new here, I have had D predominant IBS since my early teenage years. How many Loperamide (Imodium) do you take per day?I take 8-11 per day, I normally have to take about 5 or 6 at a time to see things slow down, and then 1 or 2 at a time after that until the D stops. I have taken 11 today and the D still hasn't stopped. Has anyone used diphenoxylate hydrochloride with atropine sulfate? I tried these but the doctor didn't give me any repeats so I would come back and see her - I still havent been back and have gone back to Loperamide. I will be going back on Friday to get another script I think. I took 2 tablets 3-4 times per day (maintenance dose) and although it didn't send the D to a screeching halt like Loperamide after a few days I found I wasn't running to the toilet halfway though doing the grocery shopping which was a plus! I swear the people that work at my local supermarket think I'm a serious shoplifter or something because I'm constantly deserting my half filled shopping trolley to power-walk to the toilet!The Diphenoxylate is an Opiate and crosses the brain barrier, while Loperamide doesn't enter the brain. But the upside with Diphenoxylate is that apparently it doesnt lose its effectiveness like Loperamide. For that week it was the first time I felt normal-ish again in a long time, besides the pain. Neither of these meds help the awful cramping pain and the constant aching/ nausea I have. Just interested in what others use in the way of meds!!happy to have found this group! i can finally talk about my secret!edit: does anyone else get extremely hot and sweaty and have hot flashes when they have a flare up? ive been having a really bad few months and feeling extremely hot and sweating like a pig, as well as having hot flashes. its so embarrasing!
Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:58 AM