Imodium for IBS – Dealing with Random Symptoms
In this post, I will talk about why you need Imodium for IBS. Now, I am not advising that you need hundreds of these pills stocked up at home. Sometimes you may feel like you need to when IBS symptoms get bad. You should, however, ideally at least have a packet of Imodium available in your bathroom cabinet or medicine box. Just in case all else fails!
Sometimes, despite doing everything I can, I still get symptoms of diarrhea, gas, and stomach pain.
To say the least, living with IBS is complicated and stressful. IBS doesn’t care if you’re following a strict IBS-friendly diet. Or if you’re exercising regularly and actively managing stress. It may also ignore your religious consumption of expensive probiotics. Even if you study the FODMAP list like there’s no tomorrow, IBS may still “fail” you by random attacks of diarrhea or constipation. Especially when you don’t want it the most.
Imodium is a gentle yet effective insurance policy for any unexpected IBS symptoms or IBS flare-ups that interrupt your day in the most inconvenient way possible.
Yes, you got that right. Just because you are doing everything perfectly, does not mean you are immune to the symptoms of IBS. I am sure you are familiar with this concept as well. This is where Imodium for IBS comes in handy. Just another effective weapon in your arsenal in fighting against IBS.
My Experience with Imodium for IBS
On some rare occasions, I diarrhea that hit me out of nowhere. With little warning and for no reason. I have been eating the same things and taking my probiotic supplements, but these IBS flare-ups still happen from time to time.
When this happens, I take a caplet of Imodium. Within an hour, I receive some peace and stability in my digestive system and I could go on with my day.
I am a person with a full-time job, social commitments, and relationship to maintain. I cannot be a slave to IBS symptoms. For example, I cannot run to the bathroom during a meeting in front of clients or coworkers. I also cannot spend all day stressing about when I will have diarrhea next. It is simply not the way to live.
Fortunately, a steady intake of the right probiotics and a strict IBS-friendly diet low in FODMAPs, my IBS symptoms have mostly been under control. I am mostly myself 80% of the time. For those other “opportunities” that my stomach has to revolt against me, Imodium is one of my last layers of defense that will hand life back in my own hands. IBS symptoms are not fun but Imodium gently and effectively gets my life back on track.
About Imodium for IBS
- Imodium is made by the trusted Johnson & Johnson company.
- It provides multi-symptom relief to your IBS symptoms, including diarrhea, stomach gas, cramps, and/or bloating.
- If you have IBS-C (constipation), you may not need this product as much.
- Each caplet (pill) contains the drug Loperamide HCl and simethicone 125 mg (Anti-gas)
- There is 2 mg of Loperamide HCl as an Anti-diarrheal in each pill.
- There is 125 mg of simethicone as an anti-gas in each pill.
- The inactive ingredients also include:
- Acesulfame potassium.
- Croscarmellose sodium.
- Dibasic calcium phosphate.
- Microcrystalline cellulose.
- Stearic acid.
- Made in the USA.
What Imodium for IBS Looks Like
The packaging containing Imodium is quite plain. It actually requires quite an effort to tear off one of these caplets as the plastic and paper binding is very well made.
I have a couple of these Imodium caplets in my backpack and they have nicely withstood all my travels and still look new. They are there whenever I need them in an emergency where random IBS attacks happen to me.
This is what the Imodium pill looks like in its clear plastic casing. I found the pill (they call it caplets) easy to swallow and has no taste to it.
As you can see, these Imodium caplets are individually packed. Very convenient to throw a couple in your backpack, briefcase, or suitcase. Just in case you need it.
Fighting IBS with Imodium
As a part of the fighting IBS community, we always know when to stop treating ourselves with the myriad of options and advice available on the internet. If you have fever, a history of liver disease or issues, or any mucus in your stool, it is best to visit your primary care physician or a provider nearest you. If after taking Imodium, you continue to have diarrhea, perhaps it is also time to consult with a doctor or gastroenterologist.
Let me be honest. I don’t like taking drugs. Even over-the-counter ones. After being diagnosed with IBS, I started to take health a lot more seriously. Whenever I get a cold, I try to rely on my immune system instead of dosing my digestive system with DayQuil or other drugs. However, as fighters of IBS, we also understand that sometimes everything can fail and IBS symptoms can still pop out of nowhere simply because it wants to.
I have found Imodium to provide me with a sense of control for those rare days where IBS symptoms hit me out of the blue. I no longer stress out about controlling rogue IBS symptoms of diarrhea as I have a convenient over-the-counter solution with me at all times.
In order to carry on a stress-free life to focus on what we want to pursue, Imodium for IBS can help you deal with these random attacks.
Last Words Regarding Imodium for IBS
Pills N Potions by Nicki Minaj just came on the radio. I chuckled at the opening of this song “pills n potions, we’re overdosing. I’m angry but I still love you.” Definitely try not to overdose with Imodium as sometimes the relief can just be so good that you want this drug permanently in your system. Alas, this is not the way to eliminate IBS symptoms.
Imodium for IBS is simply a temporary band aid in case things get bad when you need it to be good. You will be angry at your digestive system but remember to still love it as it is the only digestive system you are ever going to have. Right now it’s a bit injured and you just have to learn to take better care of it and live a good life with it.
Please share your experiences with Imodium below for IBS symptom relief!