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TMI -can I take Immodium now?

I've been sick since Friday. At first I thought it was food poisoning, but things have not been as, um, explosive as when I've had that unfortunate experience in the past or even when I've traveled. Now I'm thinking it's some sort of bug as I'm just having abdominal pain with nausea & occasional bouts of diarrhea (2 x day), but I'm not having very much congestion. I've only been eating saltines and various liquids.

Today I have not been nauseous, still tired and pretty hungry. I also would like to get some things done that require me to go out places where I might not be able to just skip to my loo.

So question: I know for food poisoning use of immodium is discouraged if possible so that the yucks expel themselves. Is that true for gastric distress in general or can I jump on some kind of med?


ETA: I was idly googling home remedies for gastric distress and saw this: "Heat Helps an Upset Stomach: Place a hot water bottle or heating pad on your upset stomach. The heat increases blood flow to the skin surface and transfers the perception of pain from inside your stomach to the outside.

WTF would I want to do this?

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