Posted by pjss48 @pjss48, Dec 11, 2018

I have IBS with diarrhea. I’m taking med for it. Had several bowel movements already today. How do you get things done in house and go out on errands and going to Dr appointments? Driving me crazy!


I have suffered with this condition for 13 years. I have tried numerous doctors and medications . Nothing stops the uncontrollable diarrhea, I never know when or where it will occur. Do I just take anti-diarrhea medication every day ? If I do that causes a different problem. Where do I go from here?

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Hi Nanafaye, welcome to the Digestive Health group. You may have noticed that I moved your message to this existing discussion about IBS-D. I did this so that you can connect with other members like @pjss48 @artist01 @rashida @jackiem95 @coralbells1 @sue225 @maryjax and many more.

You're asking great questions about possible long term side effects of taking anti-diarrhea medication every day and alternatives to stopping uncontrollable diarrhea.

While others join the conversation, I think you might also find this discussion started by @hopeful33250 and corresponding expert blog useful:
– Fodmap Eating Plan https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/fodmap-eating-plan/
– What exactly is the FODMAP diet? Dr. Wang explains https://connect.mayoclinic.org/blog/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery/newsfeed-post/what-exactly-is-the-fodmap-diet-dr-wang-explains/

Faye, have you tried any dietary adjustments to help control the diarrhea?

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