I have suffered from Chronic diarrhoea for 18 years since I had my gall bladder removed.
I have taken every pill and potion that exists to no avail. I eventually paid privately to see a Gastro Enterologist as I was at my wits end.
He did an endoscopy and a colonoscopy and discovered that I have a particular aggressive form of IBS d.
Still more pills and potions but no luck.
However a few weeks ago I was in hospital having a knee replacement. At first I was given morphine for the pain but once out of recovery they gave me codeine for the pain instead.
Codeine is a well known "bunger upper" so they gave me a stool softener called Docusate to counteract the codeine.
I found this very helpful in coping with the diarrhoea and was given lots of each to bring home (obviously the codeine was given for the knee pain)
I was reading a forum recently in America where this combination was the treatment of choice for IBS d sufferers.
I am due to see the Gastro chap shortly and I am going to discuss it with him. In the meantime has anybody here come across this phenomenon or have I missed the posts?
I am new to this forum so any help would be appreciated. Thanks