I am 71, female, Caucasian with a medical diagnosis by my family physician of IBSd, and have been following the FODMAPS diet for approximately 2.5 years, and used its guidelines to eliminate many foods I formerly and regularly ate. My situation has greatly improved. However, I do take 3 mg of Immodium (generic loperamide) once daily, 45 minutes before my evening meal. I’ve continued this protocol with the approval of my doctor, whether or not I have diarrhea or very loose bowels every day or at all. I cannot stress enough that THIS IS WHAT WORKS FOR ME. I can not recommend this protocol for anyone else; I can say that I haven’t had any problems directly attributable to this medication at the dosage I’ve outlined above. Please note: I AM STILL FOLLOWING the FODMAPS diet with the exception of reintroducing three or four high-FODMAPS foods in small amounts without negative effects.
I hope this information will be useful to those who read this post.