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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 17:57 PM   1
doddy0402
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taking immodium while pregnant??


Does anyone know if I can?
I am having alot of toilet problems today TMI and I wondered if it is ok to take immodium so I cant get off the toilet and into my bed where I really need to be!!
The leaflet in the packet doesn't say not to, just to speak to your doctor or midwife about it, but this doesn't help me at nearly midnight!
Has anyone had the same problem and been told it's ok to take by their doctor?



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 18:02 PM   2
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Hey I wish I could help. I just went to the immodium website and it says it hasn't been proven safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding and to contact your doctor first just like you said the packet said, sorry I'm not much help. Here's the link anyways
http://www.imodium.ca/en/faqs_aboutproducts_4.asp



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 18:03 PM   3
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I was told that there wasn't enough information done to say whether you can use it or not. So my pharmacist said if it was neccessary, to only use it minimally in the 2nd tri. But even still she said that it would be best to abstain from using it if you can.



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 18:12 PM   4
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thanks for looking that up for me! guessing I will just have to grin and bear it for tonight!
thanks for you help.x



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 13:00 PM   5
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I went to the Dr and they said that you can take it if you need to.
I have IBS and it really flared up the other week - dr said if its a little bit, best not to as it may cause constipation, but if I'm on the toilet all morning and in the pain then I MUST take some immodium as that would be really unhealthy.



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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 13:28 PM   6
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i have IBS, quite cronic IBS but i stay away from imodium, well i stay away from most things, the only medical thing i take regularly is my inhaler and on the odd occasion paracetamol.
to help ease my IBS i like to use herbal teas, it really helps there are loads out there that help bad gut problems so its finding the one best for you. x



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 13:47 PM   7
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yeah i only take immodium when im really ill and can;t leave the bathroom - otherwise i got the other way. Dr said this is fine.



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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 14:03 PM   8
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yeah i only take immodium when im really ill and can;t leave the bathroom - otherwise i got the other way. Dr said this is fine.
oooo i hate the times when you cant leave the bathroom! but me being me i still stay away from medications as much as possible, but thats my own personal preference and each to their own i say x



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 14:59 PM   9
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Hey - what herbal teas do you find help?
I'm on peppermint and ginger tea at the moment - they help with sickness



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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 15:04 PM   10
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Hey - what herbal teas do you find help?
I'm on peppermint and ginger tea at the moment - they help with sickness
whatever takes my fancy when i go to the tea shop im into my fruit teas at the moment.
but usually its camomile and elderflower. sometimes lemon and ginger. and mainly my green teas, white teas and rooibos teas. love love love these.
i love the ayvadics (sorry my spelling is rubbish tonight!) from whittard of chelsea they are lush. x



 
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