I take one or two when D is bad. Sometimes every day for a while. Then when D settles down, I take only when needed. Sometimes Imodium does not work, and then sometimes it does. Who knows anymore. At least we are not alone. This forum is nice to have.I think there are many of us on this forum that need to take imodium daily? I do for sure (and hope I'm not alone!). How many do you need to take each day to keep diarrhoea away?
I also noticed that sometimes the day after I eaten imodium I am better even without taking any pill that day. This usually happen when I took imodium for several days in a row. I usually try not to eat it to often to not build a tolerance.It's so supportive when people reply so openly to posts, thank you so much, it helps me greatly (I'm sure it helps most of us come to that).It seems that if I don't take imodium one day, say when I think I don't need it as I feel slightly constipated, then I am ok that day but the next day I get D back again (even when I've taken an imodium that following morning). Am worried that my gut is getting lazy and relying on imodium. But have to keep remember what my doctor told me and that it's just my IBS acting up worse than normal.
2 each day, though admittedly for the last few days I have been taking none. I am trying to re-energize my body and strangely enough so far I have been doing ok without any. And I do note strangely enough because a few weeks ago I also tried going off and that was a bit of a let down.Only difference from a few weeks ago is I am doing a fairly robust program of taking probiotics in the evening. Mainly of the bifido variety. Who knows if it is really helping or not. Today right after lunch I ended up having a loose BM, but it wasn't that bad and still arms and legs above where I was previously.Are you still taking 2 each day - ie one in the morning and one in the evening? If so you've done that for 2 years and no bad effects? It's weird because I asked my doctor about doing that and he seemed to think it wouldn't make any difference. But I did point out to him that it says on the enclosure in the loperamide packet that for Chronic diarrhoea this will probably be the best method (why do we end up telling the doctor things?!)