I have always had IBS but for the past several months since July I've had bouts of diarrhea that last a week or two. It is taking over my life. I ended up in the hospital for a while before. They think it's post infectiou. So I tried lomotil a couple weeks ago and it worked like a charm. But then it started to lower in it's effectiveness so i took more, and now it has stopped working and i'm back to being bad again. Why did this happen and will it work again? I'm also taking rifaxamin could that be it
A, stop taking so much lomotil. Its addicting. Has the smell or color of the diarrhea changed lately? Rifaxamin can predispose you to c diff diarrhea. If your diarrhea is getting worse, I think you need to see your dr and have that evaluated.
I've suffered from IBS since my early teens (about 100 yrs ago!). I take a medication called dicyclomine which is a generic version of bentyl. It's an antispasmodic that you take everyday and has literally made the difference between having a life and just being the one that knows where every bathroom in the state is! It's a prescribed medication, pretty inexpensive, but you'll need to talk to your Dr about it. I've taken it for over 20 years now. I won't tell you that I never have really bad days when I still get diarrhea, but I can honestly say that they're few and far between. Perhaps they could help you too. IBS is a painful and often embarrassing disease to suffer from and I wish you all the luck in the world in finding relief.
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