jt80 - I wanted to scream outloud for you as well. I can well imagine how frustrated you feel.
I just came home from a 4 day family trip, 5 hours away, car trip, we went to a state run lodge on a large lake. Did a lot of boating. I implemented my travel plan (eat well the day before leaving, eat light the day of travel, eat light before going on the boat, etc.).
I did great!
I just made sure I had one cup of Stonyfield organic vanilla flavored yogurt an hour before bedtime, along with 1 capsule Primadophilus Bifidus by Nature's Way (keep chilled) and 1 capsule Colace, 50 mg. I've determined that these 3 help me the most if I take them between the times I've eaten dinner and before bedtime. All 3 seem to do their jobs on my GI tract as I sleep. Compared to taking all 3 during the day, for example.
We ate out at restaurants and even a few buffet meals at the park's lodge restaurant (which left a lot to be desired, each time I ate there, I chose items I thought were the plainest and safest for me).
You can find both Stonyfield and the Prim. Nature's Way pills in the chilled section of your grocery's health food section. My local Kroger store carries both, but you need to look in that section, not the regular yogurt section. Although in the regular yogurt section you can sometimes find Stonyfield in large sized tubs. Not individual yogurt sized containers.
But again, this is what works for me. What works for one of us, may not work for another.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening