... someone mentioned that they use Tincture of Opium and I was wondering how much. I have been using it for some time now and with the shortage of Paregoric I am upping my dose. (at my doctors adivce) He told me to take more and see how it goes. I would like to know an amount to try. Now i am taking 8 drops 6-8 times a day and it is still not helping.I have very short bowell, 4ft small intestine, no large. Any ideas?