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Hey DunnyRunner - welcome to the board! I hope no one else thinks I'm pretentious - I've only been here a week myself but have felt so welcomed and so helped!SO, let me be the first to ask you - have you tried Caltrate with Vitamin D? I stumbled onthis board one week ago, suffering D (explosive) for seven years. Started Caltrate one week ago and have been D free since. Its almost too good to be true...I bring this up here because the Calcium string seems to have been buried - do a search for calcium or Caltrate. Read the tips and tricks, and maybe give it a try. LNAPE is the one to ask for specifics about this.The long term effects of Immodium - I don't know, but I am very selective in using it. It is a narcotic that does not cross the blood-brain barrier, so that worries me. Dependence is always an issue - not the narcotic aspect as much as relying on it too much. You are addressing the symptom but not the problem.Also, the psychological aspect of IBS seems to be very common...check threads on childhood trauma, etc. I know my problem has psychological roots, but seems to have been exacerbated by the removal of my gallbladder.Good luck, and welcome!Oh- and check out the Meeting Place BB (go to Hop To at the bottom of the page) There is a string there on Getting to Know you. Meet some of the others!----P.S. You learn more about a road by traveling it than by consulting all the maps in the world.[This message has been edited by Lefty (edited 05-25-99).]
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