You guys are the best. Thanks for the great suggestions. Does Immodium really help w/ UC? I guess I never thought to try it. I have a huge presentation today at 12:00 that I'm freaking out about, so I'm going to take some and pray that it works. I'm already having a rough day w/ my tummy. :( Thank the Lord 90% of my job is from a home office!!!
Immodium's pretty hit & miss for me. Sometimes it'll work great, sometimes it'll stop me having to run to the washroom but I'll get painful intestinal bloat that I can't seem to release, and sometimes it just flat-out does nothing.
As for telling others, it depends on how well I know them. If it's just someone I'll likely never see again, I just stick with some variation of "digestive problems." If it's someone that I know then I'll usually just say that I have an intestinal disease that's related to Crohn's (seems more people know of Crohn's but not many know of UC), and so I have a restricted diet and often have to run to the washroom at a moment's notice.