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Immodium and Pregnancy

(5 Posts)
flamesparrow Wed 27-Jul-05 15:32:58

Going on holiday next week, and packing all the precautions... insect spray, stoppy poo pills etc...

Can you take things like immodium when you're pregnant? I tried asking over the medicine counter at Boots but the stupid woman told me that you can't take any medication during pregnancy, and to try travel bands and ginger!!!

If you can't... what are you meant to do for the runs (can't spell the D word to save my life )?

CountessDracula Wed 27-Jul-05 15:33:34

no they say you cant

I know as I have crohn's disease which causes the runs and couldn't take it

happymerryberries Wed 27-Jul-05 15:34:37

You will be OK with the Dioralyte though as that is just salt and sugar

flamesparrow Wed 27-Jul-05 15:34:56

Thanks! I'll take lots of normal iron pills with me instead... that always bungs me up

<<was that too much information for you? >>

expatinscotland Wed 27-Jul-05 15:42:08

I used a remedy once that I read in the book. A Cambodian surgeon who later wrote 'Surviving the Killing Fields' once found himself dying of dysentery in a Khmer Rouge prison camp.

He burnt a sweet potato over a camp fire and ate it all charred like that - just a few nibbles at a time.

It cleared his dysentery.

When I was struck by gastroenteritis in the 1st trimester, I tried it and it worked!

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