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Managing my life

My story starts with an attack of c.dif last year which knocked me off my feet. Never heard of it before. After several bouts of diarrhea, I saw a Gastro doctor who told me “you are sick.” I was put on Lomotil 2x a day which helped control it. After 6 months or so I started having severe stomach pain and returned to him. I had a recent CT scan and it showed no stomach problems so he was puzzled. All he could say was it’s not c.dif again but I think you now have IBS. Great, just what I needed to hear. So I now manage my problem with 1/2 Lomotil every other day so that I don’t have stomach pain or constipation; this works for me. Let me say to all of you “I feel your pain.”

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  • HessP moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Ladybug!

    Thank you so much for sharing your story! A lot of IBS sufferers, including myself, can definitely relate to your experience. I’m glad you are taking a remedy that works for you because it’s important that we try to manage our symptoms as best as possible for it can negatively affect our quality of life. I think you’re strong for sharing your story and compassionate for being able to relate to and support others.

    Thank you for being a part of our IBS community! Stay positive!

    -Hess ( Team)

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