Travel & vaccination advice?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 11/18/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm travelling to the Caribbean in January and deathly afraid I will start flaring before I go or while I'm away (my first real flare happened last year just before I left for holidays, I was sick the entire time we were away!).  
Does anyone have any advice for travelling with UC?  Has anyone tried the new travellers’ diarrhea vaccine?  I frequently had trouble with this in the past but I'm afraid of what effect the vaccine will have on my UC.  
Thank in advance!
45, female
Diagnosed September 2008
Asocol (2 - 3 times / day)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 5975
   Posted 11/18/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
     My husband and I like to take a cruise once a year.  So far, I have escaped being sick while away, but seem to get sick about a month later.  It has nothing to do with the cruises, if it did, I am sure I would have gotten sick sooner.   The idea of suffering a flare while away is always in the back of my mind.  I make sure I pack all my meds and  my GI doctor prescribes prednisone just in case.  I also take along Cort enemas with me.  Better to have them on hand just in case needed.  Have a wonderful trip.  Try not to stress over being sick.

62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/ see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:13 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,004,518 posts in 329,151 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161743 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, worldmicroblade.
238 Guest(s), 0 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details