I`ve always had a tendency towards constipation but it has now switched to the opposie extreme and I was having to take loperamide often. Things got so bad about 10 days ago that I went to the GP this week and she thinks I may have a bug rather than just IBS and says I must stop taking Loperamide as that is stopping the bug leaving my system. I`m not convinced! I`m going to take her advice for a few days but if I don`t take any loperamide I can`t be too far from a toilet. Is she right about loperamide delaying recovery from a bug?