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Can Imodium be used if you don't have D, but just to reduce symptoms of a sore stomach during a glutening?

I need to find something.

Thanks.

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Can Imodium be used if you don't have D, but just to reduce symptoms of a sore stomach during a glutening?

I need to find something.

Thanks.

I wouldn't--it might cause the opposite problem ;)

Have you tried Pepto Bismol? I use the caplets (I hate the taste of the liquid and the chewables), and find that helpful. Mint tea is soothing--I use Stash, it's made in a gluten-free facility. Maybe lie down with a heating pad....

Sometimes just keeping a little something in your stomach can help--bland things like a banana or a baked potato.

Hope you feel better soon :)

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I agree with the previous poster. I avoid Immodium unless I abosolutely have to go somewhere and want to avoid the D. It does nothing for the stomach pain. I also use Pepto Bismal but I use the liquid. For me it works very quickly.

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I agree with the previous poster. I avoid Immodium unless I abosolutely have to go somewhere and want to avoid the D. It does nothing for the stomach pain. I also use Pepto Bismal but I use the liquid. For me it works very quickly.

So the liquid pepto is gluten-free? I actually have the tablets on hand so that is good to know...pepto always scares me because it turns my poo black :rolleyes:

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So the liquid pepto is gluten-free? I actually have the tablets on hand so that is good to know...pepto always scares me because it turns my poo black :rolleyes:

All forms of Pepto are gluten-free--I confirmed that with the company.

It can turn your tongue or stool black, but that is completely harmless.

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I use the Pepto tablets too (just make sure you have water ready to drink it down - they started dissolving on my tongue last night! :blink: )

They seem to relieve the pain & nausea pretty well.

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If you use Imodium use, stick with the chewables or tablets - the liquid version isn't certified gluten free.

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Can Imodium be used if you don't have D, but just to reduce symptoms of a sore stomach during a glutening?

I need to find something.

Thanks.

i use motilium. it releives bloating and cramps and gas. but might not be good for the D. it contains doperamide. if anyone else can give advice on that.

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You could also ask your doctor about NuLev, a prescription antispasmodic. I was given it after I was diagnosed by my GI--it's a tiny pill that dissolves under your tongue. It relives cramping.

Just another thought if you don't get relief from the OTC meds. :)

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I too was told to use Imodium by several friends with gluten sensitivity and or celiac. I was using 2 Imodium in the a.m. and still having some diarrhea in afternoon, which I attributed to lack of fiber. So I added 1 Metamucil capsule in the afternoon. Sometimes this works - as in the last 4 days, but this morning, I am having purging diarrhea. I wonder if it could have been caused by one spicy cashew I had before dinner?? I know it sounds ridiculous, but I know everything else was ok - and in fact, we had leftovers - chicken mole using a mole sauce I had made with gluten free ingredients. For a while I thought fish oil was contributing to my problem, but quit that 4 days ago. It's like - HELP - what do I do? Take Pepto Bismal instead? Not take the Metamucil pill? Since I quit the fish oil, I haven't had gas. Any suggestions?

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I forgot to add that I had quit taking 2 Imodium because it made me too constipated, so was taking 1 Imodium with the metamucil.

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If I used NuLev, would I not use Imodium or Metamucil? I am gluten sensitive not Celiac.

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If I used NuLev, would I not use Imodium or Metamucil? I am gluten sensitive not Celiac.

I found that the NuLev was only good for cramping--I don't use it anymore since I only get occasional D. I use Immodium for D, when needed.

I've never used Metamucil, so I'm not sure about that. Since NuLev is a prescription drug, I would ask the doctor about combining it with other things.

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