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Hi. I woke up with-diarrhea this a.m. I, have had it all today and still have it. I have gerd,but no other GI problems. Is it ok for me to take something like Imodium now? I cannot even leave my house to visit an MD or go to work. Please help!

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No me yet. I take Synthroid, toprol, fexafenadine, keppra methadone and Tramadol for chronic pain.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

No pain other than a hyper tummy. Nothing makes it better. Everything I eat or drink goes right through me. Today I have had 1/2 bowl ok cereal and 2--3 glasses of tea.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had a heart attack and a stroke in 2014. Doing ok now

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Yes, you can take Imodium.

The initial management is following (it is likely stomach flu / viral gastroenteritis):

1) PeptoBismol

2) Lomotil / Imodium; if the diarrhea is vigorous.

3) Gatorade / Pedialyte

4) Plenty of fluids

5) BRAT diet; banana, rice, applesauce, toast. Vegetable broths / vegetable soups, coconut water also can help.

6) Probiotics

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