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Immodium Consquences

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Okay- so I had to attend an intimate business lunch at some one's house who I'd never met before. I was able to get a slight variation of the food and how it was prepared but nothing in detail. So, I ate the quinoa salad and shrimp dish. I freaked out right after finishing it and took an Immodium as a precaution because I had an hour long drive back to the office in the same car with co-workers. But, the food was okay. I don't feel like I'm reacting to anything but now I'm annoyed I took the Immodium before anything was even wrong! :angry: It's my own fault but should I be worried about taking Immodium on a perfectly fine tummy? I'm betting I'll just be constipated for the next few days and hope that's the only bad thing that will come of this....any one else ever do this????

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Given the circumstances, I would have done the same thing! I've actually taken Immodium as a pre-emptive measure before--there's no danger to it, it only causes the food to pass more slowly through your digestive system.

You may not go for a day--day and a half or so, but frankly, I think that part is worth it for the peace of mind!

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Better to be safe then sorry. I've done that too many times to count with immodium before...sometimes it's just better to feel comfortable then speed about 105 mph down the road to find a bathroom :blink:

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whew! thanks. i feel a whole lot better now! i figured i'd be "backed up" for the next few days so maybe i'll stick to salads and lighter fare for the time being!

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I've gotten to the point where I take immodium BEFORE any meal I did not prepare myself. I know that doesn't help my small intestine, and is a temporary fix from uncomfortable consequences....but it's nice to know I won't be running to the toilet right after I eat.

I try VERY HARD not to eat out at all, and rarely do anymore, but when I do, I take it...as a "just in case".

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Ditto for me! Immodium everywhere! I have had so many embarrassing situations that I am afraid not to take it when leaving home. I don't take it when I will be staying home. I take it in situations where it isn't comfortable for me to excuse myself, such as the dentist's chair, hair dresser, etc. It is interesting though, that this subject came up. I have been wondering the past three days if years of Immodium use has affected me adversely. My stomach is almost always distended and often a pair of pants I wore three days previously, not longer will fasten. Is it possible that I could have so much "build up" in my intestines, that bloating is a result? I am considering a "safe" cleanse but my son is getting married in July and I definitely cannot risk messing myself up for that. Any ideas from the hall of knowledge? :lol:

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Me too. I have Immodium everywhere. I have also taken it as a pre-emptive. Going gluten-free has greatly reduced my Immodium consumption, thankfully.

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I have a question about immodium use...

If gluten is bad for us, and it signals to our body to "get the heck out!" is it really safe to use a drug to make it stay in us longer? If we force our intestines to be subject to it longer... does it do more damage?

I just worry about it... before dx'd I got to the point I took it before every meal! And I still got D!

now I'm just concered about what keeping the gluten in my intestines will do to it...

Any thoughts?

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I have a question about immodium use...

If gluten is bad for us, and it signals to our body to "get the heck out!" is it really safe to use a drug to make it stay in us longer? If we force our intestines to be subject to it longer... does it do more damage?

I just worry about it... before dx'd I got to the point I took it before every meal! And I still got D!

now I'm just concered about what keeping the gluten in my intestines will do to it...

Any thoughts?

Yes I feel exactly the same way. Before Dx I used it with absolutely no success. Since being on the diet (over 2 years) I have not had a single episode of "D". My "D" stopped 36 hours into the gluten free diet. This makes perfect sense as my body's reaction to gluten is to "flush" it out of the system. Since I have been able to successfully exclude gluten from my diet there is no need for anything like immodium. I would rather go hungry for a day than risk eating something that might cause me issues. If I did accidentally eat something and had "that feeling" again I would want to get it out of me as soon as possible. I agree that slowing down the process makes no sense at all. I had just as much chance of an "accident" before using immodium so why bother.

Tom

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