If you know you will get D by eating a certain food i'd suggest taking the Immodium before eating it. How much before and how many immodium will depend on the situation, some people need more, some people need less. I'd suggest atleast an hour or 2 before eating the D causing food. So that way the immodium has time to work. BUt you might have to do some experimenting on the amount of pills it will take to stop your D.
quote:Originally posted by suffering:Thanks guys, I will try that! I would have guessed you should take it afterwards (that's what I've been doing), but you guys sound like you've experimented with this before!
Suffering, you have to find what works best for you through trial and error. Everyone is different. I, for instance, have taken imodium for 19 years on a daily basis and If I took 2 at lunch, then another right before eating, I probably would not have a BM for days. For others 3 in this short period of time may not be enough. It's also important to add fiber, if possible, to maintain regularity. This is Especially important for us daily imodium users.
About the Imodium Advanced... the only thing different between that and the regular Imodium is that it has an ingredient to prevent gas. They both have the same amount of the ingredient that stops D. But I've tried it anyways, and I think it actually increases my gas.
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