The discussion earlier was about Imodium which I have taken for years before UC when I had spastic colon, etc.
Actually scheduled and planned this vacation before diagnosed with UC and I was determined to go. My husband had a reunion with his Vietnam buddies.
I thought I should be in remission by now but with medication side effects and having to try so many - not completely there.
So I packed the Imodium, Pepto Bismal for occasional nausea. I went prepared with extra clean clothes, pads, etc. for just in case. Our seats on all four flights right by the bathrooms. I ate very light all week - hard at those restaurants with my family but I knew it was important to keep my stomach calm as well as my colon.
I took Imodium - 1/2 about every 4 to 6 hours from the time I got up every morning. I had regular BM's all days except Sunday when I had 4 or 5 and stayed close to the resort. I am on Proctofoam only as doc said my last of the UC bleeding/inflammation in low rectal. I used the Proctofoam every other night (he put me on every night) because of our schedule, etc. I had NO BLOOD the whole time I was there and I was having it every day streaked in my stool. Little cramping and gas during the week but nothing serious.
I am home now and starting Proctofoam again as soon as I get back to where I was without Imodium - today was good. Waiting one more day - want to see how it goes. I know I need mainteance at least and will call the doctor about this in a few days when I know what is going on for sure.
We had a wonderful time - my family (husband and two sons) understood and I told them just to go do whatever without me if necessary - I did not mind. I got to do a lot including gambling some (no winner - darn). I always knew where the bathrooms were, etc.
Probably won't get on vacation for while as planning on knee replacement in Spring.
Good luck to everyone!!
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol