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the Patient
07-09-2004, 20:21
Anyone know of something less drastic than Imodium for the runs? That stuff leaves me clogged up for days on end. Prefer natural remedies.

Smurfette
07-09-2004, 21:06
Kaolin Mixture - not recommended for an acute attack though. You could try something like Ispaghula which is a bulk forming preparation.
What dose of Imodium are you using?

the Patient
07-09-2004, 21:09
Last time I used the stuff I followed the directions, so 2 capsules first dose and 1 afterward until clear up. Problem now is from overuse of Vit C and I just put up with it but if it gets to point that I can't sit and work tomorrow w/o going to crapper every minute I must treat w/something.

Smurfette
07-09-2004, 21:39
you could always try an initial dose of one capsule, and just stick with one.

polly
08-09-2004, 12:03
eat bananas and lots of cheese. i've been told they "plug ya up real good." =)

sparky
08-09-2004, 12:17
Boil up some plain white rice (rinse before to remove some of the startch) until it is soft, then liquidise the rice (including the water).

Allow to cool and then drink the mixture.

Found this out while travelling in Mexico and it works everytime for me.

the Patient
08-09-2004, 12:18
thanks everyone.

jean8
08-09-2004, 13:23
I recommend Bacti-Subtil. You'll find it in any pharmacy here in Moscow. Natural ferments, that will hepl you digest anything. Used to recreat intestinal flora after antibiotics.

polly
08-09-2004, 13:53
thank you for that, jean8.

Sadie
08-09-2004, 14:54
Rice, rice and rice again - пилой не отпилишь :p ;) :D