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Old 08-24-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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The new MoviPrep is NOT bad at all.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:49 PM
 
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I used the MoviPrep lemon flavor. I just could not get it down because the aroma was so much like Pledge furniture cleaner. So I ended up putting the liquid in a commuter mug and drinking it through a straw. The lid of the cup kept the smell from reaching my nose!

And I have an anxiety disorder that causes severe gi distress at times. I have taken a couple of loperimide daily for months at a time, under doctor supervision, and never had a problem. Jus t be sure to keep track of things so that you don't become constipated. I usually add fiber to everything if I'm taking meds.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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I know this is a few months old but still pertinent. It might be work getting checked out to see if you have a wheat (gluten) intolerance. It's called celiac disease. I've heard of a lot of people have suffered from IBS for years until the found out they actually had this. Strangely it's usually not tested for. There is a higher prevalence for people with Northern European heritage with this disease. Just be aware that it might not be Celiac causing the proglem, but it's good to rule it out.

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I would like to second this. My sister was actually diagnosed with IBS, but it was all bogus. After 30 years of suffering, it was determined that she actually had celiac disease. Now if she stays on her diet, she is quite health and comfortable, and with no medications.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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And I have an anxiety disorder that causes severe gi distress at times. I have taken a couple of loperimide daily for months at a time, under doctor supervision, and never had a problem. Jus t be sure to keep track of things so that you don't become constipated. I usually add fiber to everything if I'm taking meds.
Wife has dementia which probably contributes to her IBS. Like you, she uses loperamide daily. To manage the constipation, we give her stool softener.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:51 PM
 
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One immodium a day probably isn't harmful. But still, better not to take anything if you don't have to.

What helped my ibs was cutting back on caffeine, dairy, and spicy foods. I also installed a bidet which helps.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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I'm a 30 year old male and have gut problems since I was in my early teens. Have got worse last few years I'm pretty much a shut in I've tried everything from changing my diet to medications an nothing works I've been told I have IBS let me explain abit sorry for details I suffer from extreme pain light headed ness and explosive bowel movements not D but very soft pretty much sludge is best way to describe it and the pain from going is unbearable only way to stay out of hospital these days is when the pain gets to much I take 40mls of active lax to help I just need to harden things up abit the rare days when it is I'm fine diet changes didint help or adding fibre so I've tried fibregel-normafibre-metermucil- IBS medication-inner health plus-metermucil- philsilumhusk- at one stage was only eatting once a day to try and lessen the pain but had little success with it and now I'm trying imodium but if this fails not sure what else I could try. Any info or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Can also email me at [email]joko_666_06@hotmail.com[/email].
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