road trip and UC

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eliztopp
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   Posted 3/12/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm planning on leaving for a road trip with some friends on Friday to head to DC (from Michigan).  I'm currently not having any major problems with my UC but I am still very nervous about the whole trip.  I don't want to have to stop frequently, or have to go #2 in gas station bath rooms!  And i'm also on a low residue diet, so fast food is not an option, and other food choice is very limited.  Does anyone have any suggestions for a happy healthy road trip? I plan on bringing alot of my own snacks to munch on and keep in our hotel room for the week as well.  Any good UC friendly places to eat when in DC?  And words of encourgment are appreciated!  I just decided I had to go, your only in college once, and i should live out some of those experiences UC already hinders so much of my outgoing personality and college life!
 
{[lizzielu]}
age 20, diagnosed december 2006
meds: Asacol 400mg 4 pills 3x a day; 6-mp 75mg MWF, 50mg SSTTH; iron supplament; one-a-day; protonix; prednisone 20mg (in the middle of a tapper, down from 40mg started 1/1/08)
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Remicade????--pondering, next step


tjf
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   Posted 3/13/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like a fun trip! I love DC. I have lots of girlfriends from college that live in that area. I definitely recommend packing your own snacks. I do that when I travel. I would also have some imodium handy for emergencies. Keep some wet wipes & hand sanitizer in case you have to use the gas station potty. I prefer the fast food restaurant potty myself...ha ha.

Oh and don't forget your meds!
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Eva Lou
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   Posted 3/13/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Definitely liquid Immodium.I don't blame you for not wanting to use public bathrooms, but.... I've gone plenty of times on the side of the road, no joke. And try not to worry- that'll make it worse! Have fun!

diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade infusions
Imuran- 100mgs/day
Culturelle
 
 
 


ediekristen
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   Posted 3/13/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm worrying about the same thing right now... Next week I'm leaving Iowa and driving to Florida and I know it's going to be so nerve wracking. Plus I have my dog so I won't be able to stop and eat at restaurants, so fast food will have to do... Luckily my dad is always stopping for bathroom breaks as well but it's going to really extend the time for the trip!
I just plan on taking a bottle of Immodium with me and listening to music and trying to stay as calm as possible because my stomach really acts up when I'm nervous.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
125mg Azathioprine
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)
10meq Potassium
 
 


eliztopp
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   Posted 3/13/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the advice!

~ediekristen- have a wonderful trip as well!! My stomach really acts up when I'm nervous too.

Luckly all my friends know and understand my condition which helps out alot, but then we go back to the "can you eat this or that etc." but it will be fun.
 
{[lizzielu]}
age 20, diagnosed december 2006
meds: Asacol 400mg 4 pills 3x a day; 6-mp 75mg MWF, 50mg SSTTH; iron supplament; one-a-day; protonix; prednisone 20mg (in the middle of a tapper, down from 40mg started 1/1/08)
low residue diet
Remicade????--pondering, next step

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