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Started by SheikYerbouti on May 15, 2018 7:37:55 AM
The Imodium blues

After a bout of the shits on Friday night, I risked one of these tablets at about 10am Saturday morning. The old bowels have only just started working again.

Now, on the back of the box it says 'take two, and then another every four hours'. What kind of watery hell must you be in to require such ferocious intervention?

hailesaladdie - 15 May 2018 07:46:40 (#1 of 40)


Having a child in nursery certainly is training for the old immune system.

machiavelli - 15 May 2018 07:52:38 (#2 of 40)

Now, on the back of the box it says 'take two, and then another every four hours'. What kind of watery hell must you be in to require such ferocious intervention?


SheikYerbouti - 15 May 2018 07:54:05 (#3 of 40)

Surely stopping up the guts for a fortnight isn't a good idea under any circumstances, let alone if you're harbouring a violent bacterial colony.

SinnerBoy - 15 May 2018 07:57:37 (#4 of 40)

But it's probably better than waddling at a furious pace, in public, before straining rusty water through your trousers.

FleurDuMal - 15 May 2018 07:58:43 (#5 of 40)

Blues? WTF have you been eating?

kvelertak - 15 May 2018 08:04:58 (#6 of 40)

8 pints of Guinness?

BadgerDancing - 15 May 2018 17:34:19 (#7 of 40)

I got the screamers on my first trip to Egypt. I was diving most days and really didn't fancy dumping my guts at 30 meters so I popped into town and spoke to the pharmacist. Christ knows what he gave me but it was monumentally effective. 2 tablets and 5 hours later my output had shifted from "cream of broccoli cup-a-soup" to something you could've comfortably picked up with chopsticks.

The same pharmacist was also trying to sell me some hooky viagra. I didn't take him up on it and I'm glad I didn't. If it was as effective as his anti-squit stuff I'd have looked bloody silly in my wetsuit.

Moschops - 15 May 2018 17:39:06 (#8 of 40)

A friend of mine used to take 4 on the way down to Glastonbury

SheikYerbouti - 15 May 2018 17:45:23 (#9 of 40)

Yeah I've heard of people doing that. Nobody is a fan of festival toilets, but at the same time...

bossab2 - 15 May 2018 18:51:11 (#10 of 40)

A bloody lifesaver when stuck on a long haul bus in dodgy foreign climes.

tasselhoff - 15 May 2018 18:53:11 (#11 of 40)

It's like quick-setting concrete after just one tab.

CloakAndDagger - 15 May 2018 18:56:21 (#12 of 40)

Evening Alanis. Nice new verse.

invicta - 15 May 2018 19:09:39 (#13 of 40)

Ah yes, the extreme efficacy of Imodium. MrsI once had an upset stomach the night before we were due to go away for the weekend. Not wanting to cancel, she took a full dose, and spent an entire weekend in Paris complaining that someone had replaced her intestines with a breezeblock.

SinnerBoy - 15 May 2018 20:55:57 (#14 of 40)

tasselhoff -

It's like quick-setting concrete after just one tab.

When I have the first tab of the day, in the outside netty, it usually has the opposite effect.

Tomnoddy - 15 May 2018 21:00:00 (#15 of 40)

One tablet seizes the missus up something chronic. Whereas two sometimes have no effect on me and another double dose is then necessary.

That's what a pile of veg and 12" of missing colon can do.

mingmong - 15 May 2018 21:07:38 (#16 of 40)

Funny how subjective these things can be. With reference to the Viz stool index, Mrs Ming regards anything less than a succession of well-formed swiss-rolls an issue of concern; and full-on botty-soup a medical emergency, calling for the immediate administration of a handful of immodium

Whereas I would consider all these things fairly normal. Anything less than a dump every 4 or 5 hours during waking hours is abnormal for me. A full day without evacuation is as unthinkable a day without wine, whereas for Mrs Ming it is par for the course. Diarrhea (?sp) means something in the gut that needs to be got rid of, not retained. I've never understood the need for immodium

Dubris - 15 May 2018 21:10:10 (#17 of 40)

I may regret asking this, but what happens when the Immodium wears off? Is it a gradual or sudden process?

bossab2 - 15 May 2018 21:21:43 (#18 of 40)


Dubris - 15 May 2018 21:22:26 (#19 of 40)

That's good to know.

bossab2 - 15 May 2018 21:23:12 (#20 of 40)

While we are on the subject of guts.


That is unless you want to feel that you are about to explode in the loo (Very scary)

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