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Diarrhea rescue options

Neither GP nor GI has offered anything to stop or manage exploding diarrhea beyond USELESS Rabaprazole and Dexilant. So far, Immodium OTC gel caps are my survival essentials. First 2, then one then stop and wait or risk equally painful IBS-C. Learned this the hard way. Are there any reliable options long and short term?

  1. Thanks for reaching out. Sorry for the delayed reply. Have you spoken with your doctor about other treatment options? I'd encourage you to be persistent in asking them if you are still struggling. In addition to speaking with your doctor, this article gives a good overview of treatment options with further links to additional articles. I hope that's helpful: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/medications. Please reach out anytime. Best, Kelly, Irritablebowelsyndrome.net Team member

    1. In Canada, one must plead a case to gp for specialist GI. If one succeeds, GI obtains blood and stool tests. If results fail to reveal infection they recognize, endo- and colonoscopy. If these also yield no discernible cause GI refers patient back to gp, who still has no idea. May try new gp but not hopeful. They follow very ltd protocols Chronic, life-altering diarrhea in an o/w healthy person is just not anything they even try to solve. They treat disease they are taught to recognize with a few simple tests. They don't treat symptoms even something as urgent as chronic diarrhea. I'm still shocked and horrified at how bad our medical care has become.

      1. Oh gosh, I am really sorry to hear this. I wish there was something I could do to help. I'm wondering if there are any Naturopathic Medical Doctors in your area? Maybe something to look into? -Elizabeth (team member)

    2. Is there a complete list of antidiarrheals? I've only been offered Rabprazole and Dexilant - both useless. Immodium is effective but interested in alternative/s that might work long-term.

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