Just wanted to let you know that I take clonodine as well...with Oxy's. I'm tapering pretty fast, so the withdrawals are pretty bad, but clonodine really does help. I've heard of alot of people taking it with opiates (while they're tapering) cause it helps incredibly. In fact, it was my addiction doctor that prescribed it for me. As for the health risks (low blood pressure, dizzyness etc.), I've never had any problems, but it would be wise to check your BP just in case. It can't hurt, thats for sure.
As for Imodium - there is not an opiate in it. Not even close. Its has medicine in it that may act the same as an opiate (helps bound you up so the diarrhea stops) but there is definitely not an opiate in Imodium. During detox, its safe to take the reccomended dosage for 4 days, but be careful cause in time, your bowels will "need" Imodium/you'll be immune to it.
I agree - this is the worst feeling anyone could ever have to go through.
Take care everyone
Love and hugs,