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4/2/11 3:29 P

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I was taking the papaya as a daily supplement (I've been pretty bad about forgetting it lately, but have been fortunate to not have as many incidents lately). I got the papaya in a chewable and it does not have a bad taste at all. In fact, I think it tastes good.

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4/2/11 3:22 P

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I've been on Immodium for two years now... Personally for me, I discovered that the chewable form seems to do the most help for me. The liquid I tend to take too much of in desperation. I don't know why, but the Wal-Mart brand does not work as well... Its the same medication, but just doesn't do it. I don't know why.

The papaya supplement, is this something to be taken as needed, or could be be taken as a daily vitamin? I am tired of subjecting my body to so much Immodium, I worry about damaging my colon with it. I now only take it in desperation instead of as a preventative. I am taking a daily probiotic (Align) and fiber supplements and it has helped a little. I am always looking for new ideas that are healthier and more natural.

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4/2/10 6:21 P

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I realize I am coming into this topic pretty late. My understanding from my doctor is that the dosage is different not the actual medication itself. About a year ago, the recommended allowed daily tablets was cut in half, so anything above what the package says (for amount daily) would be RX'd.

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3/14/10 4:53 P

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Where do you find the
RX brand of immodium?
We have gne to three stores today trying to find it and we cannot find it. All we find is blue tablets
Please let me know
thanks so much
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3/14/10 2:20 P

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They say they are all the same but I've found that brands/formulations work differently for me. The generic by Rx (2-toned brown capsule) seems to work just as good as the name brand but the walmart brand (or the "powder based tablet" kind) don't pack the same punch.

Thanks for mentioning papaya. I'll look into that. My dr suggests that I take them as a preventative especially before going out or before work.

I've been doing better with eating more apples and carrots. I was told that helps too. I didn't have luck with the yogurts (doesn't digest well especially the way too many ingredient listed ones) although my sis swears that activia has brought her a bit more "balance".

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3/9/10 7:13 P

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Thank yu so muc. I do ave a health food store I go to ad will go there and ask the girl about it, and will probably get some. thanks a milliuon I weill let you know

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3/9/10 6:48 P

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I get the chewable papaya enzymes and found I can get them at either the health food store or Walmart. I have been taking them after a meal, before getting problems, but I think maybe before a meal might be better. If you have a health food store where you can talk to someone who knows about them ask them what the best way to take them is. I have also taken them while I had the diarrhea, but they don't work as well once the problem has started.

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3/9/10 6:33 P

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The papaya enezyes, Do you take the chewable kind, or which kind do you take? Wher edo you get them from, and does it stop diaharea, or do you tke i befre you get the diaharea I am so intested inthis
Please let me know
jthanks so much
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3/6/10 11:51 A

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Try papaya enzyme. I started it again last summer and it worked great until I started forgetting to take it. I was told about it several years ago when I had a bout of diahrrea that lasted for at least 2 weeks.

When I was in radiation therapy, which made everything worse, I was told I could take up to 8 Immodium a day. Since I was ending up with that many and still having problems they prescribed Lomotil.

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3/6/10 10:08 A

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Thanks so much
I just wondered if there was some imodium stronger as there is such a variety onthe shelves. I am gong to the health food store toayto get more probiotics, and will ask if they have anything spcial to use or diaharea If they do will let you ow, but probably he best thig is imodium. it is a nightmare, believe e. i think I am doing okay and then all of a sudden, this flair up and here I am bck to wher i was before I hate it
Dee Dee

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Within the past five years, I have lost my mother, my brother in law and just recently my father. It sure does change my prospective on life. Be kind and love one another, and if you have wronged anyone, go to them and set things straight, as one never


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3/5/10 9:03 P

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I can't really say which is stronger, but I get the Walmart store brand and it seems to work just as well as the name brand of Immodium. The Immodium Multi-symptom doesn't work as well for me as the other. I can't really afford the name brand.

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3/5/10 8:56 P

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I have a question.
Does anyone know which iodium is the strongest? I had a terrible flare up yesterday,and ended up taking some anti-diaharea tables, off brand. Tody I went to the drugstore, two of them and asked two different pharmastists which was the strogest imodium on the shelf and both of them told methey are all the sme. I asked about th off brand,and they said the same. I hae a problem agreeing withtht, as then why is there so many different kinds. i want th strongest. Can someone help me,and where do you get yours from
thanks so muc
DeeDee

Dee from Iowa
Twin sister to Donna,and I have three other sistes, and one brother. I am blessed
Grandma Dee to Sarah, Seth, Matthew, benjamin, and soon to arrive, our grandbaby Isabella from China. They ae the reason I live, my life.
Within the past five years, I have lost my mother, my brother in law and just recently my father. It sure does change my prospective on life. Be kind and love one another, and if you have wronged anyone, go to them and set things straight, as one never


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