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KH18
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   Posted 6/8/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Well this next week is my last week of high school, the last two and a half years I have been on a program so I dont have to leave my house and go to the campus because of IBS. I really want to change that routine but I dont know exactly how to do it or if I even can.

about a month ago I watched a video on youtube that made me think "Wow! that is exactly what its like for me!". To summarize it shortly it basically was that it's all in my head, I don't get any bad cramps or pain in my abdomen and I only get IBS symptoms when I go on a car trip or about to go on a trip. I've come to realize that all the stuff that ive tried, medications - prescriptions - eating schedule or diet - regular exercise- etc., seems to effect me little to none.

I also thought about what the man in the video has, a van with a bathroom, and I thought about it and realized that even if I did something like that I probably wouldn't even use it, not that I wouldn't drive the van or whatever it may be, but that having that sense of security would make me not need to use a restroom at all.

To make this short i'm just adding one more thing. I'm 18 and don't have my license, i've been meaning to go to the DMV for about a year now and everytime that I tell myself "Maybe next week." it becomes a month and my dad's schedule isn't quite available to say the least. The DMV is only 10-15 minutes away but I think everyone has been in those situations where you have to go and there isnt anywhere to go, just not fun. So for any short term tips or routines for those days that you know that you absolutly HAVE to do something, would be extremely helpful.

Heres the videos I was talking about and possibly could be a good video for people to watch.
Part 1 - http://youtube.com/watch?v=pGdlvX5_iI0

Thanks again,
KH18

Post Edited By Moderator (7Lil) : 6/8/2008 6:52:47 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 6/8/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi KH18,
I think many of us would agree that a good percentage of our attacks are mentally (stress) induced. You should have seen me after the 9/11 attacks when I had to get on a plane. My nerves got the best of me and I was in the airport bathroom like 5 times before I boarded. My solution... Imodium. Imodium is a great short term remedy. It works quickly too, if you get the AD pills. My sister got chewables and she had to chomp on a few before they did anything. I take 1/2 an Imodium AD and I'm clogged for 1-2 days.
You know, they do make portable toilets you could lug around in your car (when you get one :-)). That and carrying around Imodium might just be enough to keep your guts in check, if nerves is what you think it is.

BTW - Thanks for posting this videos! I edited your post to make the links linkable.
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KH18
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   Posted 6/8/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you find that the pills work better than the liquid? ive tried the liquid version and it just seemed to make me nauseous and didnt do much. I have a car, just legally cant drive it cuz i dont have a permit. So really i just sit in it to get use to being in it every so often. Ill definatly keep that portable toilet thing in mind, just for a sense of security it may help.

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   Posted 6/9/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, the pills work better (for me, anyway). Anything I can take in a pill, instead of a liquid, I will. It saves you from the taste.
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