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  • SHIRLEYWHIRLEY has replied to a post on the message board

    Will have to try taking the loperamide on a more aggressive schedule. I will definitley have to give the lactose free products a try. Years ago my gastro doctor prescribed Questran, I was more miserable than it was helping.  It caused more bloating and gas with me and didn't help the acid issue. I am going to have to crack down on a more strict diet. I am just as of recently back to taking my Lomitil at night be...

    November 18, 2016 view post
    • SHIRLEYWHIRLEY has replied to a post on the message board

      Thank you for your suggestions. I am already taking loperamide several times a day and Lomitil at night so I can sleep. The loperamide doesn't seem to help much most of the time, but I figured it can't hurt. As for the Ensure, it does not agree with me at all.  I was prescribed 4 a day by one of my dieticians I've gone to for weight gain. Going to have try and stick to a more strict diet of lower fat foods, try ...

      November 17, 2016 view post
      • SHIRLEYWHIRLEY has replied to a post on the message board

        I am almost in the same situation as you. My cancer was cervical with several radiation treatments and chemo and eventually a complete hysterectomy.  I have bloating and diarrhea every day of my life.  I also have suffered through countless hospitalizations for bowel blockages and have had severe weight loss. Three years ago I with advice of my surgeon decided to have small bowel resection.  I was prom...

        November 16, 2016 view post
        • SHIRLEYWHIRLEY has created a new message board discussion

          I SUFFER FROM BOTH CONDITIONS FROM RADIATION TREATMENTS FOR CERVICAL CANCER 15 YEARS AGO. OVER THE YEARS I DEVELOPED BOWEL OBSTRUCTIONS HAVE PROBABLY SUFFERED THRU 40 TO 50. MOST TIMES I CAN WAIT THEM OUT AT HOME OTHER TIMES I END UP IN THE EMEGENCY ROOM.  I CONTINUE TO LOSE WEIGHT AFTER EACH BOUT AND DON'T GAIN IT BACK. THIS LAST SEPTEMBER DOCTORS FINALLY AGREED TO DO SURGERY TO CORRECT THIS ISSUE. THEY REMOVED...

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