IBS-D

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!

@pjss48

I have ibsd and having diarrhea a lot. I’m on bentyl and immodium. Can they quit working? I don’t know what to do.

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How many times a day do you use it?

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@pjss48

I have ibsd and having diarrhea a lot. I’m on bentyl and immodium. Can they quit working? I don’t know what to do.

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I use fiber gummies at bedtime, they seem to help. Frustrating when diarrhea takes over your life. I am sorry you are going through this.

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@hopeful33250

Hello @pjss48

I'm sorry to hear that your meds are no longer working for your IBS-D, I'm sure that is worrisome. As I am not a medical professional, just a patient like you, I can't explain why you are having this problem now. Have you contacted your doctor yet to inquire about this?

Just wondering: What other products do you use for the diarrhea? Has your doctor suggested anything else like a fiber supplement to help firm up the stools? Sometimes that is helpful.

I would encourage you to contact your doctor's office and see what they suggest. Will you let me know how you are doing?

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My Dr is going to do a sigmoidoscopy. Hope nothing more serious is shown

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@pjss48

I have ibsd and having diarrhea a lot. I’m on bentyl and immodium. Can they quit working? I don’t know what to do.

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Hi @pjss48,

I encourage you to view this conversation on Connect, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/severe-ibs-d-and-pain-in-spinal-area/ started by @srobison. I hope @falconfly @cherriann @philjody @jeanie26 will return to share their insights about IBS-D.

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@pjss48

I have ibsd and having diarrhea a lot. I’m on bentyl and immodium. Can they quit working? I don’t know what to do.

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For years I have had problems with diarrhea. Coffee is the main trigger and I never drink that away from home.
My dr says just take Immodium which causes the opposite problem. Traveling is a nightmare as I am always looking for a bathroom. I don’t have control over the diarrhea and am constantly laundering clothes and cleaning up the bathroom. Any suggestions?

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@pjss48

I have ibsd and having diarrhea a lot. I’m on bentyl and immodium. Can they quit working? I don’t know what to do.

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Hi @taya you may have noticed that I moved your post to this existing discussion on diarrhea. Click VIEW & REPLY and you'll be able to see and learn what others have said about this condition.

I also wanted to introduce you to fellow members @kariulrich @hopeful33250 and @jackiem95 as they may be able to offer suggestions on how to treat this.

Back to you @taya, what all have you tried to treat this? You mentioned that immodium causes the opposite to occur, but what else have you tried?

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@taya

For years I have had problems with diarrhea. Coffee is the main trigger and I never drink that away from home.
My dr says just take Immodium which causes the opposite problem. Traveling is a nightmare as I am always looking for a bathroom. I don’t have control over the diarrhea and am constantly laundering clothes and cleaning up the bathroom. Any suggestions?

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Hello @taya

Thanks to @ethanmcconkey for inviting me to this conversation. I am sorry to hear of your troublesome diarrhea. I've had several surgeries of the digestive tract so I have some understanding of all types of digestive problems.

Since you say in your post that you have had this problem "for years" you have probably had all of the tests that would check for problems in the colon that would cause chronic diarrhea, is that correct? Do you take any meds for other health conditions that might be contributing to this diarrhea?

If Imodium is not helpful, have you tried OTC fiber supplements (like Metamucil)? While fiber supplements are recommended to treat constipation, they also act to firm up loose stools so that you won't have as much of a problem with diarrhea. You might check with your doctor to see if he/she thinks this would be helpful to you. Please know that it might take several days of use of fiber supplements before you begin to notice a difference.

I hope that you get some control over this problem that is so inconvenient as well as troublesome.

Will you post again and let me know how you are doing?

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@pjss48

I have ibsd and having diarrhea a lot. I’m on bentyl and immodium. Can they quit working? I don’t know what to do.

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Thank you for your reply. I’ve had colonoscopies which were fine. I will try Metamucil. I take Klonopin and Mirtazapine for anxiety but don’t think they are a problem. I think I will find a probiotic, maybe that will help.

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I have ibsd and having diarrhea a lot. I’m on bentyl and immodium. Can they quit working? I don’t know what to do.

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@taya

For years I have had problems with diarrhea. Coffee is the main trigger and I never drink that away from home.
My dr says just take Immodium which causes the opposite problem. Traveling is a nightmare as I am always looking for a bathroom. I don’t have control over the diarrhea and am constantly laundering clothes and cleaning up the bathroom. Any suggestions?

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How much immodium did you taking that controlled the diarrhea but caused constipation? Before I was diagnosed with IBS and went on the low Fodmap diet, I took only 1/2 of an immodium each morning which pretty much controlled the diarrhea. Once in awhile if I did have an episode I took another 1/2. Never had an issue with constipation. Of course immodium only treats the symptoms and not the cause. But there are days on this diet that I am tempted to just forget it and go back to daily immodium!

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@pjss48

I have ibsd and having diarrhea a lot. I’m on bentyl and immodium. Can they quit working? I don’t know what to do.

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luky06.ene number(unit) immodium.Diarrhea the and.

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@pjss48

I have ibsd and having diarrhea a lot. I’m on bentyl and immodium. Can they quit working? I don’t know what to do.

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luky06.For diarrhea one number immodium.you do not get another one.

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