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dixibella
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   Posted 1/12/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok so I know partially I'm talking myself out of going to Mexico for work for 5 days but a friend of mine pointed out that I've had this horrible rash on and off for the last 3 months, including blisters on my heels that will not heal. I have a bunch of open wounds as well as stitches from a biopsy where they are trying to figure out what is going on wiht me. So far all they've come up with is a really extreme form of eczema. So she asked me if I would be safe going where the water isn't always treated so well, especially where I've had so many problems. I've been on antibiotics twice and prednisone once in the last 3 months trying to treat this thing. I want to ask her but she is away on vaca until next week when I have my follow up appt but work is pressuring me that I need to make a decision this week to get the ball rolling since the trip is the 1st of February!!! I hate this pressure and last minute stuff, its hard enough to make a decision without that!

stkitt
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   Posted 1/13/2010 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
dixibella


Hey there my friend, if you don't take the chance and go on the trip you may be missing a great opportunity.



Read up on how to be safe in Mexico and what foods to eat and not to eat. Drink bottled water, no ice cubes and drinks that you can buy in a can...............soda. Don't eat at the local market............some people do just fine but others do not.



Stay away from dairy products............these are JMHO from being in Mexico.



Try not to over think this and stop with the what ifs ?



Weigh your pros and cons and if you just cannot find the strength to overcome your anxiety then turn down the trip and no regrets.



Good luck and I am sure others will be posting thoughts for you too.



Gentle Hugs

Kitt

Nanners
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   Posted 1/13/2010 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Dixi I go to Mexico all the time, and I have a chronic and incurable bowel disease. If you are responsible and don't eat from street vendors and stick to bottled water, gatorade, canned soda's etc. you will be fine. I say go for it and have a good time. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

dixibella
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   Posted 1/21/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks ladies, I decided to go  on the trip, I'm still pretty nervous about it but I've been back to the doctor, wound up seeing the on call doc who is the pathologist that did my biopsy. He said it would be good to go to Mexico, that way if my rash goes away while I'm gone I'll know its something at home causing it. He also had some allergy patch testing done and put me on loads of antihistamines. Happily, the nighttime antihistamine also treats anxiety - and has been helping me to wake up mostly panic free! Granted I'm groggy but I'll take that to heart pounding terror... and my rash has subsided a bit. Now I'm just waiting for the results of the allergy testing... I'm hoping it turns up something but the initial read showed nothing, so we'll see. It would be nice if it was something simple I could eliminate that would help resolve this. In the meantime I'm going to try to make the most of this work trip, although we won't have much free time the plant we're auditing sounds amazing and I know we'll get to see some of the countryside if nothing else on our 3 hr ride to the plant from the airport. So fingers crossed I can keep myself together! I'm trying to think positve thoughts, thanks so much for your encouragement and the tips on what not to eat... I hadn't thought of anything but the water but yeah i'll make sure everything I eat is cooked and avoid dairy!

Nanners
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   Posted 1/21/2010 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I would also avoid using ice in your drinks. Just another tip. Have fun, I am going on another Mexico trip myself later next month. I can't wait, I always have such a good time, hope you do too.

Hugs
Gail*Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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