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Dr. Ashori, Board Certified MD
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I am 65 yo & have had diarerrea for 4 days & night. I do not

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I am 65 yo & have had diarerrea for 4 days & night. I do not feel bad. But my going to the bathroom is urgent & uncontrollable. I'd had nothing to eat or drink but gatorade, water, a little chicken noodle soup. I am diabetic. My levels are staying good. Any suggestions.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No MD yet. I take a boat load of medications & I planned to call my MD in the morning. but I saw your web page & thought I'd take a chance. I take 8 - 10 psych meds per day, Attenolol of BP, Statin for Cholesterol, Nexum for Acid Reflux, Synthroid for Thyroid, ... I'm sure there are a couple of more that I can't think of right now. I did have a couple of days during the past few weeks that I forgot my afternoon meds, could that have messed up my system?
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No allergies. Methlyphenidate, Xanax, Cymbalta, Abilify, Zoloft, Nexum, Tradjenta, Wellbutrin, Synthroid, Atenolol, Atervastatin, Abilify, & Topomax.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Recently had brain MRI & CT scans - DX white matter small patch disease. Have frequent headaches. Have Fioricet to take and or Tylenol 3 if needed. Have leaky aorta valve in heart but is not large enough yet to operate on, keeping watch on, keeps my short of breath.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ashori replied 5 months ago.

Hi Dr. Mo here.

I'm sorry about your diarrhea symptoms, I'm sure I can help you with this.

Expert:  Dr. Ashori replied 5 months ago.

Have you tried either peptobismol or imodium?

Expert:  Dr. Ashori replied 5 months ago.

With you current medications I would lean towards peptobismol which will make your stools darker but won't give you as much cramping as imodium would.

Expert:  Dr. Ashori replied 5 months ago.

Hi there, may I still help you with this problem? Do you have any other questions for me that I may answer?