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I have had the worst week!! Have been really busy with it being Easter and had really bad diarrhea every day. I had to take imodiums every day (but I still managed to go to the loo in the morning so not getting blocked up) I just wondered whether anyone else has to take them every day and is this ok to do? I have tried the calcium and that made things worse. My doctor dosen't really care and I don't know what to do anymore.
 

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Hi Claire,I've taken Immodium every day for 10 days when I went on my honeymoon. Kept me more or less anxiety-free, and didn't cause any noticeable damage. I think I recall it being written somewhere by some important doctor or professor that immodium is not addictive.Ge.
 

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They have done clinical studies in IBSers taking Imodium every day for several months at a time.As long as you know you have IBS and you take just enough that you still have a BM regularly you should be OK.Typically in the studies what they find works best is a dose that you take 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at dinner. Rather than taking that same number of pills all in the morning.Typically it is not addictive in the average user. There is a report of some opiate addict that could use Imodium to get high but he was taking like 160 pills at a time and was already addicted to opiates when he started doing Imodium.K.
 

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Thanks for ur advice. I have been taking 2 tablets first thing in the morning and that has been enough to keep me blocked all day until the following morning. I also did manage to have several bowel movements in the morning ( just not as many as when I don't take them).I am really beginning to find it a struggle with my job. I am always late and always so worried during the day. I cant eat anything and feel so tired all the time. I do feel a slight relief that I am blocked when I have taken them and this stops me stressing out so much. I have said that I think I could do with some medication to stop me worrying so much but my doctor doesn't want to give me anything as she says that they are all addictive. I don't honestly care if they are. I know that when I start to worry I make things 100 times worse. I am dreading the Summer as I have to work really long hours. I am having to get out of bed at 6oclock in the morning now to get to work at 9oclock. I don't know what I am going to do if this gets worse.
 
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