Many years ago I had a long discussion with one of my consultants about the fact that Immodium in tablet form was too much for me so she prescribed Loperamide in liquid form so that I could make the necessary adjustments for myself. I made accurate measures of it by using a 5ml syringe with minor measurements on the side.(she also provided this) The reasons for caution on these drugs is obvious as they can cause severe constipation (blockages) very quickly. However, if you know how your body reacts and you know what effect your diet has, I cannot see any reason why this shouldn't be an answer to the problem of looseness. As with all these things it is as well to discuss the problems and possible solutions with the doctors first. However, if you are confident within yourself about the whole matter then any 'reasonable' medical person should allow for some experimentation. On a personal level, by the time I have explained to them all my previous experiementations and gadgets I have made, along with a detailed explantion of the successes and failures, I find that they are only too willing to let me 'play' with the drugs as an alternative.
Best wishes Bill
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Rather than using another chemical medicine, It is better to use absorbing foods such as saltine crackers and minute rice, according to nursing studies in relation to both colo- & ileo- ostomates.
And, again, it's a matter of personal belief.
by my doctor for the loose stool ,I stopped taking it because,it caused cramping to my stomach.
I hope you print this all out so you have it on hand.
However, I took it because I had a high liquid output and stomach pains and it seemed a sensible thing to do. However, in all probablility I had a problem with the blockage anyway that my consultant thought was probably connected with adhesions. Since then I have steered very clear of using Imodium. I think I've read that taking it has its risks for people with an ileostomy and it is probably not a good idea if you have a high output as it probably means that the small intestine is responding to a blockage by producing lots of fluid to try to shift it and the Imodium acts to damp this down.
However, some people have clearly taken it without problem and we are all clearly different. However, the pain I had with the blockage was the worst I've ever experienced but then I am only a bloke and I am sure lots of women would say that nothing beats childbirth!
Hope this helps
Best regards Tony
Imodium is Loperamide so if Doc has advise use it get it on prescription matey. I use it as and when needed - although that is quite often due to Spina Bifida and lack of spinal sense in digestive system. I need to take maximum if I've had a lot of chocolate - so stocked up for Christmas.
I'm reminded of a show I watched on TV by an investigative reporter, he took you through the process of manufacturing Vitamin C, and as these pills were coming out of the machine and being deposited in these brown bottles, and these bottles had no labels on them and so he followed the production batch to another plant where all these different labels were put on the bottles and shipped to different outlets, and then the fun part, each store had a different price for the 100 tablets, ranging from $3.99 to $14.99, then when he went to talk to the head of the company that was charging the $14.99 it was an interview to behold, it took all my willpower not to laugh but this man talked and talked and tried to explain why their product was better, even after being shown the footage of the tape of the process, but this guy really had his shit down good and wouldn't admit that they were just ripping of people, a really good program and the other two things that got a shit kicking were car batteries, same process, 300 to 600 cold amps, same battery different label, and the other object of his investigation was mattresses, $499.00 up to $1200.00, talk about expensive labels. Ed
Hi Lilac, I live in the next town over from Oceanside. We are the same age and seem to share the same problems. I too am a bit of a recluse. It is hard to be social when you are so aware of your "bag related issues". I have tried believe me. I could tell you many stories of my attempts at normalcy and what has occured. I am married and have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. The kids and grandkids are my life and I see them rarely. One set due to divorce and the other set because of distance and teenage social life. Its hard and depressing. I too have an in home business and spend most of my days lonely. I would love to get together with you for lunch and chat. Let me know if you are interested and we will arrange something. Nananed