Category Archives: loperamide abuse

Lebensunwertes Leben

I just had a rather heated discussion with a now former friend on facebook regarding their opinion that addiction is a choice, not a disease. I welcome anyone who is judgmental of me and of other addicts, and feels that … Continue reading

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Update and Commentary

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I posted, and for that, I apologize. Life happens. I will likely be going to nursing school this fall. I have a 4.0 GPA in my prereq classes (Chemistry, A&P, etc.), rocked my TEAS … Continue reading

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FDA Recommends Limiting Loperamide Quantities

The FDA has recommended that loperamide (brand name: Imodium) be sold in limited quantity and in blister packs in the hope that such a move will stifle the growing problem of addicts abusing the drug. If the manufacturers agree, it’s … Continue reading

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Thinking Fast and Slow

On Facebook this morning, I ran across a recommendation by ZDoggMD (government name: Dr. Zubun Damania) — a book called “Thinking Fast and Slow” by From Daniel Kahneman. This piqued my interest for a couple of reasons. First, Kahneman, despite being a … Continue reading

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Imodium/loperamide story in and on the news

Hi — Yeah, it’s me. I’m still here. For those of you who may have missed the story on CNY Central, my real name is Kate and I am an addict. (Hi Kate.) Yep, I’m busted. I’m fat and on … Continue reading

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Two new loperamide articles in the literature (Nov 2015)

In addition to being interesting articles on their face, they are also the first ones in the literature that discuss withdrawal symptoms with regard to loperamide. Up until now, it’s only been “anecdotal” (though we ALL know the withdrawal is … Continue reading

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