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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I tried Lomotil last month to try to get the diarrhea under control. I tried it for a couple of weeks with no luck. But then again, I was taking milk products at the same time. Should I try it again without milk? The doctor today also said to cut out all sugar.

I am so scared now about the dr. mentioning refractory celiac disease that I am desperate to try anything.....

Thanks

Karen

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Hi Karen...I have been a celiac for several years, but only got serious about my diet 3 summers ago when I was sick for 9 straight days. I have taken Lomotil, Donnagel, and other diarrhea meds but find that Imodium works best for me. (I use the generic - 2 mg/dose loperamide). Even tho I eat gluten-free, mornings are bad for me. Several trips to bathroom and as I am a special ed teaching assistant, I have to be able to stay out of the bathroom to do my job. Try this and see if it helps..can take up to 6 a day according to my dr. I don't take it if I am going to be at home. Figure my system needs a break from it.

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Hi Cmom,

Thanks... I actually am trying Immodium again and it does seem to be helping a bit - instead of 4 - 5 times in the morning, it usually is one once now, and instead of 12-15 times a day, it is only 3 - 4..... So it is helping....

I think it is also helping that I have cut out all dairy, sugar and caffeine also.

Make sure you don't take Lomotil anymore..... I researched it after I had a reaction, and it turns out it contains gluten!! And it was prescribed by my GI dr. I called him to tell him, he said, "Oh......sorry......". Sheesh! You would think they would know what meds contain gluten, eh???

Have a great day!

Karen

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