Hi all.... and some suggestions please

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/23/2008 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone!

I'm new to the forum, but not unfortunately to Crohn's....
Ive been diagnosed with CD for 4 yrs now, and I've been very lucky to have been in remission for the past 18 months after a resection.
I've had a flare up for the last few weeks and have decided to 'brush up' on everything...

I would like some help though. I'm going on a day trip with uni this Sunday and I'm a bit worried about toilet stops... I'm going to drive my car so I have a bit more mobility when it comes to finding a loo- only half the stops have them. I also have explained to my very understanding lecturer that I may need to leave the group suddenly to find a bathroom.

Has anyone got any other ideas/suggestions to try and make this a trouble free day?
Anything I can bring along/take etc? I mean, a portapotty wont fit in my car, its only a 3 cylinder... :)


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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bunks and welcome to Healingwell!!! I would suggest taking your own toilet paper, its usually softner. Also, maybe taking some immodium to keep things quiet so you can enjoy your trip.

Good Luck,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 10/23/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
immodium is a great idea and taking it before you get in the car will help ease your nerves right away.

Water bottle and snacks are a must for me. I often need to be hydrated and fed much more often than others--or normal folks--on these things.

good luck!
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08

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   Posted 10/23/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
If you've never used immodium before I would try it today or tomorrow to see how you react before relying completely on it for sunday though.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 10/23/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   

Most important try to relax and not worry about it. I know that is easier said than done but if you are prepared with some Imodium, wipes and a list of bathroom locations you will be ok.

When I get really stressed I usually have to go potty right after or during the stressful event....



Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 


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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/23/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Immodium and a couple of nice, long menstrual pads. This way even if you do have and "accident", you won't soil your clothes!
150mg Azathioprine, Lomotil, Iron, Nexium 2/day, Fentanyl patch, Oxycodone, Baclofin
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bulging discs, Bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Strictures, Dengenerating facet joints
2 resections
When I am weak, then am I strong

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 10/23/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
SInce you're bringing your own car, I'd bring an extra set of clothes "just in case", just knowing they are there can help ease your mind. I also would try immodium beforehand. Good luck and let us know how it went!

diagnosed CD '03 after suffering for 10 yrs.
re-section surgery '05, Chronic Pancreas problems, joint and muscle issues (from Remicade)
meds been on-Asacol, Pentasa, Lialda, Remicade, Humira, 6-MP, Methotrexate, Rowasa, Prednisone, to many pain meds to list
Currently on-Cimzia, Cymbalta, and Klonopin(RLS)

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