Do antidiarrhea pills work? Do over the counter constipation pills work? Well, any pills work to a degree, of course, but these things are really sort of emergency measures. I can understand people taking antidiarrhea kind of pills if they’re flying, they’re traveling or they’ve been to a country, they picked up a parasite and they got to get home. But these are not things you want to rely on. You don’t want to rely on these things.
Like over the counter constipation pills. These kind of pills remind me of loan sharks, of people lending you 500 bucks for like 1000% interest kind of thing. So you’ve got to pay everything back and more so. And then once you get hooked into these loan sharks, basically they’re hanging around you the whole time wanting to give you money and trying to extort you. And these medications are similar. Once you rely on them, okay, they’ll hold you accountable. And then you’ll have to take more and more pills to get the same kind of action. And after a while these pills won’t even work anymore. You can be loading yourself up with medications to stop either diarrhea or constipation, and then they’ll slowly be less effective and effective to the point where they’re not working anymore.
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So you can’t really rely on these things long term. But short term, maybe for a couple of days or a week. Okay? But some patients I’ve seen in the past will take a constipation pill sometimes for years and years and years on end, constantly they’ll take these pills. It’s not the way to live your life. You can’t live your life around a bunch of pills to increase or decrease symptoms. When you get to that stage, that’s often the time when you’ll come to see somebody like me, or a chiropractic doctor or a naturopathic doctor, or someone like that. And say, “Help, I really need a hand here. There’s something wrong.” And that’s when you become a difficult patient because you become so reliant on these drugs that you can’t really want to cut them back anymore. So what you’re trying to do is you’re trying to jump onto another ship in the middle of the ocean, but it’s not that easy to do. Okay?
So you have to very slowly come off these things because your gut will get used to these medications. So I never recommend using medications like this any longer than one or two weeks, and preferably then get off them. They do work, but they’re bad to rely on. Remember the loan shark. If you want to loan 50 bucks from your brother or mother or something, okay. But when it comes to slightly larger amounts from loan sharks, you’re going to pay the price. Same with these things, you’ll pay the price. So best probably not to get started on them in the first place. And then work out other natural solutions for constipation or diarrhea, and there are plenty on this channel. I talk a lot about constipation. So check out some of my videos on constipation. Do a search for that or look for the playlist and you’ll certainly find them. All right?