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Suggest medication for microscopic colitis

Thank you, 3 years ago I was diagnosed with IBS, then a year later after a colonoscopy the Dr. said I had Microscopic Colitis. I was told to take a prescription but I asked if I could take a Probiotic supplement instead to see if that works. I started taking Blue Rock Holistics Super Shield Probiotics with the approval of my Doctor and Pharmacist. It has worked very well for me but I am still afraid when I travel, I am 70+ of perhaps having an embarrassing situations. I have not had any in the past two years but how do I get over the fears. Should I take Imodium when I travel to prevent any bad situations. I am usually constipated most of the time. and I try to take magnesium when I remember. Sometimes I feel like I have to go but nothing happens. How can I feel more comfortable/safe when I am traveling with other people. Thank you Marguerite YYYY@YYYY
Wed, 2 Nov 2016
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The first thing to remove your fear is to go for colonoscopy once again. It will not only remove your fear , will confirm your present diagnosis also.
Drink a lot of water . Start your day with 4 glasses of lukewarm water . Take these slowly by sipping.
Increase fiber in your diet.
Continue your probiotic supplement.
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Suggest medication for microscopic colitis

The first thing to remove your fear is to go for colonoscopy once again. It will not only remove your fear , will confirm your present diagnosis also. Drink a lot of water . Start your day with 4 glasses of lukewarm water . Take these slowly by sipping. Increase fiber in your diet. Continue your probiotic supplement.