I've been taking 10 pills a day, or 20mg, which has given me the best quality of life since my j-pouch surgery in 2004. Now that the FDA has fucked me over by pushing vendors to stop selling in bulk, instead of under 10 bucks a month for my pills, it's going to be around 200+ for the same dose. I don't have insurance and even with insurance, it's much more expensive than it was OTC.
I looked at Indian pharmacies for imodium and they responded to the DEA pressure by pulling the drug from their stores. China still sells bulk powder but a 5 year supply was quoted at 8000.00 US dollars. So China jacked up their prices due to the FDA's opiate hysteria actions here at home.
I'm wondering about Pepto Bismal. I know there are risks to overuse with a Colon but how about us J-pouchers? I may be able to substitute imodium by taking 5+ Pepto pills.
Is there anything else OTC that I can try? Fiber doesn't work for me and I'm not interested in that angle.
I feel it is unacceptable to have to go back to pill slavery under benevolent dictator doctors again. I've had my taste of freedom and now I'm fucking angry as hell. If I don't have my imodium or run out, or the doctor calls in sick and screws me on my medication refill, my liver stats go off the charts from the dehydration. It's a life-death situation for me, maybe not in a day or two, but eventually dehydration catches up.