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Does anyone know of steps I can take to naturally control chronic diarrhea? I am currently taking two levbids and 2 lomotils a day and still going 6 times a day. I am looking to trying to have a baby but dr said I would need to discontinue use of these drugs. And quite honestly the meds have ruined my hair and skin. :-( any suggestions?
 
Posts: 3 | Location: Shreveport | Registered: December 20, 2013Report This Post
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I have found taking rice slows down my diarrhea. Also psyllium. bananas, peanut butter
 
Posts: 85 | Location: Boston | Registered: January 07, 2006Report This Post
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I don't think there are natural substitutes for lomotil and levibid. Natural things will only bulk and thicken the stool, not slow your gut. But maybe that is all you need? But if you are on an antispasmodic, you likely have IPS. If you're lucky, pregnancy hormones might make that simmer down.

How about trying Imodium? It is safe during pregnancy.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/10758415/

Jan Smiler


Take a deep breath and relax; this too will pass.
 
Posts: 22937 | Location: Fremont, CA, USA | Registered: April 07, 2000Report This Post
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This will sound too simple, but a friend made me gluten-free oatmeal cookies about a month ago, and I've been having 1-2 after meals and have been doing even better than ever. Don't know if there's a correlation with the cookies, but if you're interested in trying them, here's the recipe: http://www.cookiemadness.net/2...ree-oatmeal-cookies/. I intend to quit eating them for a week or 2 and see how things go.

I suspect the oatmeal in them help thicken/slow things down.
 
Posts: 826 | Location: Ohio | Registered: March 10, 2004Report This Post
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Thanks guys. I am trying a pectin subst for now. Imodium In the past was liking taking tic tacs for me. :-(. May give it another try though. the oatmeal cookies are Probaly high in soluble fiber which helps bulk up your waste.
 
Posts: 3 | Location: Shreveport | Registered: December 20, 2013Report This Post
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If Imodium doesn't work then your dose may be too low, or you might get better results from Lomotil (I do). Not natural, though...


--Scott

Crohn's Dx 1980
Single-stage J-pouch 2002 - Dx changed to Indeterminate IBD
 
Posts: 1282 | Location: Towson, MD | Registered: December 10, 2012Report This Post
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Thnks Scott. Yea I could take whole package of Imodium and it wouldn't phase me. Go figure. Lomotil does work but I am wanting to get away from all the prescriptions. So far last two days of trying the pectin and being careful on what I eat have been doing ok. :-) hopefully it'll continue!
 
Posts: 3 | Location: Shreveport | Registered: December 20, 2013Report This Post
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