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Immodium long term

Oncelaw
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I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer 22 years ago this month. I was extremely blessed in that I caught it very early. Treatment consisted of 2 surgeries, no chemo or radiation. Nevertheless, it has lifelong consequences which are getting worse with age. I have taken Imodium on a semi-regular basis for all these years and now find I am needing it more often and in higher quantities. My surgeon told me long ago that there was no problem taking it continually; however, lately I've wondered if it truly is safe on such a long term scale. I feel like my system may not be working right anymore and worry about the effects of so much Imodium. As an earlier comment I saw said, " I have tried going to the doctor for help but they are not versed in long term cancer survival. To them diahorrea is just that and constipation likewise and the common treatments just don't work for us." Does anyone have any knowledge that might help me?

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SnapDragon2
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How is your fiber intake?  Uppping it might help.

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abita
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I think fiber has the opposite effect of immodium :) I would suggest the brat diet. I know eating baked potatoes or pasta helps me when I have a bout of can't stop going

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SnapDragon2
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Oh gosh, sorry about that, Oncelaw!!!  Thanks abita.  

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