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Hello all, I am stilling trying to find a doctor to rule out collagenous colitis or help treat me for IBS. When I had the recent scope in late April first biopsy report was possible cc. Anyway have been trying Pepto Bismol recommendation which is recommended for that kind of colitis and am having GREAT response. Has any one tried BIG dose of Pepto for IBS. This Dr Fine in Dallas did the research and now many patients with cc are doing very well with the regimen of 9 Pepto tablets a day for 8 to 12 wks. Anyone had bad experience or good with high doses of Pepto? Any comments on it working for IBS? Thank you all. I am searching for a life and health again and this has been the best response yet. I see a new GI doc next Wednesday and certainly want to get his medical opinion of my Dx as well Pepto treatment. JavaMum
 
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My experience with pepto is to go from D to pasty black poop. Very yucky. But I have not tried pepto on a daily dose. It also has turned my tongue black. Very scary.
 
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Pepto has also turned my tongue black, ha! I have not tried Pepto daily in a large dose like that, but I'm willing to try anything. I hope it works for you. And thank you for your quick reply to my question.
 
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I haven't tried pepto in large doses, but I have tried Dr. Fine! He is an excellent physician. Was or is he your Dr.?Tina
 
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I have learned alot about Pepto from the collagenous club site and Dr Fine's site.I take the caplets ( not chewables or liquid) so it goes right to stomach etc. without turning tongue - teeth black. Yes, it turns my poop black but consistancy is better than it has been for like 20yrs.I will share more info after I see my new Doctor here in Milwaukee, WI. I have not been treated by Dr Fine but read all about his study on his website. The dose he studied and recommends is much larger than the over-the-counter dose. I am trying to find out if anyone has had adverse affects from Pepto. Thanks all.
 

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I work nights as a waiter and take one to two tablets every day and like it's effects. It settles my stomach and dosen't give constipation the next day like imodium does. I've probably consumed over 100 bottles and 30 boxes of the tablets in the past seven years and just had a colonoscopy in may and everything looked good. So I feel that it can be taken safely in any dose. Good luck
 

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I tried Pepto in an attempt to find some relief I tried almost everything. It didn't seem to work very well for me, and as some others mentioned, it turned the stool and tongue Black. It didn't work for me, but that doesn't mean it can't work for you.Good luck.
 

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JavaMum, When I was young I was on Pepto 2 times a day. I had my first upper GI done when I was 8. Had tummy problems all my life. Any way I HATE the stuff now. But I still will take it. I really do think it helps the pain more than any other over the counter med that I have tried. And I see you are from WI. I live in in northern WI. And dont you think we had anough rain?
 
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Message to Teal, I absolutely hate Pepto Bismol also from childhood memories of the taste so never used it for D. But the caplets are no taste or black on tongue at all. I am taking 9 caplets a day, 3 each meal and it is doing wonders for me. I will report more after seeing the new doctor. Yes, we absolutely have had enough rain!!!Where do you live? We used to live in Waupaca.
 
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Can someone post Dr. Fine's web address and also his office address in Dallas area?Thanks.------------------
 

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I would be very careful with massive doses of Pepto Bismol. Some years ago during a desperate time with terrible attack of IBS diahrea -- when I had to go to out of town funeral-- my doctor told me to keep drinking Pepto every 30 minutes for as long as I needed it 2 or 3 bottles later I had severe ringing in ears and could not hear unless someone was shouting. My son read the label and hearing problems are consistent with overdose. Hearing is fine now-- Have not taken Pepto since-- I am now on Lotronex and am having great success. Good luck
 

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JavaMum, I live about 10 miles out of Eagle River. We have not had all the rain as they got down south but we have been making up for it in the last few weeks. I do have the caplets and I have never tried them. I have to have them for my dog. He has alot of heath problems and on meds that makes his tummy upset so the vet told me to give him Pepto caplets. I tell you if its not me its the dog some days. Making my doggie rice and hamburger and my husband something and me something that we can all eat and like and not go right through me or my dog, Jiffy. Its like I feel that I cook for a huge family. And its just my husband the dogs and me. Makes life interesting sometimes.
 
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Please read Dr Fine's info at his site - www.finerhealth.com. He has done research and continues to do so on collangeous colitis. I was told this rare colitis may be what I have, then told no, and now will be seeing a new GI specialist this week to discuss the possibility of cc and the Pepto regimen. I know it can cause side affects and will not continue taking it unless this new doctor will help me monitor the condition I have, whatever it is. I am trying to find a doctor in Milwaukee, WI that will treat me - not just say IT'S NOTHING SERIOUS, NO CANCER OR ULCERATIVE COLITIS. The doc I tried here in April would take 1- 2 wks to return a call and recommended a laxative when my complaint it explosive diarrhea. It is serious to me. Anyone know of a doctor in Milwaukee who is experienced with IBS? Thank you all. Please study the info on Pepto at the site mentioned above, the amount recommended is not your over-the counter dosage.
 
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i think pepto is great.I am mostly c - but sometimes i feel really sick and get urges and pain all day long - when i feel like this i take the pepto and it really settles my tummy and stops me feeling so sick and feeling like i need to run to the loo every 5 mins!the next day my poop is black but usually much better consistency! i use the liquid - don't think i have seen any other type over here in the UK?and it is bright pink - so doesn't make my toungue black...or pink for that matter!!!
 
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That stuff has a very memorable odor and smell, doesn't it? I had to be very desperate to be willing to try it and then when I found out is was now available in the swallow whole caplets, I was verrrry happy. I am so much better and so anxious to see if this new doc can help me and oversee my taking this med.
 
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For past fifteen years, I had three relapses with IBS. Two out of three times, Pepto treatment for two to three weeks-three times a day did the trick. Pepto has been very effective with me in claming my stomach, bloating and gas.Reading more about Pepto, it says that it works as a mild anti-biotic on your intestine.In addition to effect on hypertension sufferers, one should note that it may have effect in altering intestinal flora such as friendly bacteria's presence(acidopholus etc).Could this complicate problem down the road ?Possible...depending on the length and quantity of usage...
 
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