okay for starters, i am am a medicare recipient and i have medicaid. so silverscript is my part d prescription drug plan. Therefore, Im not obligated to have to "get stuff/meds" over the counter and pay out of pocket with cash when its covered when the doctor writes things on me on a script and faxes to pharmacy. Yes, even miralax for my pouchoscopy prep, its over the counter, however with my insurance i can get almost anything covered as long as its faxed over/called in by the staff or doctor on a script and is in the silverscript part d formulary,.
secondly @scott, no i never experimented with fiber/soluable or not. do note, i over came an acute case of chronic kidney disease 1 year ago which i had 2 years before it reversed probably due to acute tubular necrosis or diabetic nephropathy or a combo of those two. Nobody could tell me what happened but i had whats known as an aki/acute kidney injury and went to acute kidney disease to kidney failure and required 3 icu setting session of bedside dialysis. this was last year june 1 thru 6th 2019. that being said, while i have to be more careful than other folks with meds and potential side effects id be considered about other medicines to control frequency and combat/help diarrhea issues. I drink the 1 gallon water jugs 3/4 to almost the whole gallon in one day. im always worried about my kidneys because of what happened and as a result of this i think the excess water intake may be moving my bowels along quicker than i like resulting in increased/diarrhea and frequency. Ive expressed to my doctors and gi that i drink the above mentioned quantity of water per day on a daily basis.
i hope that i have clarified @ct barrister claiming he does not understand my questioning and/or post. loperimide is suppose to be the medicine of choice as its benign and my gastroenteroligist no longer wants to prescribe it and said find another doc if i wish that will prescribe that med for me but he wont. im with the same g,i since a few months after diagnosis and subsequent one step jpouch surgery w/ a sub-total colectomy not proctocolectomy like the majority here.
i hope ive made it more clear after this post.