Traveling tomorrow in the car-HELP!!!

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iluvsunflowers15
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   Posted 8/22/2008 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
My boyfriend, his two cousins, and I are planning to go upstate NY tomorrow for a few days. My UC symptoms have been flaring this past week. I have been taking a few more Fiorcet pills lately due to my headaches. I just finished the prednisone. I woke up with an overall "I don't feel well" feeling. I've noticed more mucous in my stools. I really don't know what to do. We are supposed to be traveling for at least 5 hours in the car. What should I do? I really don't want to disappoint my boyfriend since he's been so understanding about my stomach woes. I did tell him a few days ago to be prepared just in case if I cannot go for health reasons. He looked so sad and disappointed. I cannot take that. I am too sensitive. So any suggestions or advice? Thanks!
 
Heather
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
Miralax-when needed
Rowasa-when needed
Been diagnosed with UC for 5 years


puffed rice
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   Posted 8/22/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you have Lomotil?  It works great to immobilize the colon and you'd be good for hours after taking it.  Try to get a perscription today if thats possibe, otherwise try immodium.  It helps but I find LOmotil is much more effective.
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iluvsunflowers15
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   Posted 8/22/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't suffer from diaherra. I actually have the opposite-constipation with a lot of spasms. For whatever reason, my uc is worse in the am. I doubt taking thoese medications will help. Thanks, though!

Heather
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
Miralax-when needed
Rowasa-when needed
Been diagnosed with UC for 5 years


puffed rice
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   Posted 8/22/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
If you get alot of spasms have you tried Buscopan, you can buy it over the counter without a perscription and its for spasms, abdominal pain and cramps.  They have a website you can look it up it has helped me in the past for the rectal spasms.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 1995
Salofalk Tablets , salofalk suppositories or cortifoam nightly
Bio-K Probiotic daily
multivitamin
metamucil nightly


hekela
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   Posted 8/22/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
maybe something for anxiety if that affects how you feel. that would help me a little when traveling. and then just be sure to have stuff with you in case you have to stop and find a few bushes to squat behind!

i always travel with a little porta potty. and even when it's someone that i don't know all that well, a very quick explanation (i have an IBD, if i have to go, i have to go right now. the drill is we stop the car and everyone else gets out.) will suffice and you may not even have to use the thing!
29, happily married, stay at home mom to 2.5 year old son. due to have another boy 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Prayer! asacol, probio, ground psyllium husk, prenatal, folic acid, cal-mag

may you live all the days of your life.


iluvsunflowers15
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   Posted 8/22/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
lol i cannot use a porta poty! LOL. It turns out that I have a reaction to the Remicade infusion, which was on Tuesday. The nurse told me to take tyneol, stay home, and get a lot of bed rest. Thanks for your advice everyone!!!! :)

Heather
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
Miralax-when needed
Rowasa-when needed
Been diagnosed with UC for 5 years

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