What do you do to protect yourself from "accidents"

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talliecat
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   Posted 1/14/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having a bad flare right now but do need to leave the house now and again to do errands, pick up kids etc? Does anyone wear adult diapers? Pads? Sometimes I keep my sons diapers handy ( he is 20 mos ) and stick those in my underwear if I am nervous. idea

TennisGirl2009
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   Posted 1/14/2009 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Pads are a good idea. I have also kept a bag of clothing in my car during bad flare ups. This way, if you do have an accident, you have a backup plan.

pb4
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   Posted 1/14/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I wore pads when I was at my worst....and I always have a change of undies, pads and pants with me where ever I go...they also have adult diapers (depends) but those are pretty pricey (my mom with UC often wears them when she leaves the house).

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


unclebubba
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   Posted 1/14/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I keep TP in my hoodie pocket.... and TWO changes of clothes in the truck. Worst case scenario... I can put beside the road or change clothes. OH... I also keep a BIG plastic grabage bag behind the seat of my truck in case I can't make it.... That way I don't ruin cloth seats. This disease is definately hell.....
 
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Eva Lou
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   Posted 1/14/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to use my daughters pull-ups when things were really bad- I'd open one up & line my underwear with it. It worked well enough! I'm the sort who generally pulls over to the side of the orad & goes just about anywhere I can, when I feel the urge. So far no one's busted me! Nowadays, I use extra long heavy panty liners, just in case. I haven't had to wear the actual diapers in a long time, but they do give you great peace of mind. And I always have a car kit with me- ziplock bag with extra underwear, extra pads, baby wipes, & empty ziplock baggies- just in case! Oh yeah, & a pair of yoga pants that can be worn just about anywhere, if I ever need them!

diagnosed with UC '02
meds-
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07
Imuran- 150mgs/day
Culturelle
Fiber supplement
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 1/14/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I use big enough purses to make sure I can carry extra undies and a pad in a plastic bag inside my purse, when I switch to a bigger purse then I'll also slip some light-weight pants in there too...along with keeping a change of pants and undies, TP and pads in my potty van as well.

:)


My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Peety
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   Posted 1/14/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I think just having the things in your car or purse that everyone is mentioning helps, because so much of it is anxiety-related.
And make lots of pre-emptive bathroom stops, at each place you go.

I've been reading about the people planning to go the Obama inauguration. The news in D.C. reported there would be one porta-potty for every 6,000 people!! You won't see me there. I tell people (who don't know I have UC) that I would definitely wear an adult diaper if I were there! One of those ones the astronauts wear...
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder, then Forte, now a stronger one (50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days. 


subdued
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   Posted 1/15/2009 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I had an accident once when I was wearing a pad (just getting over my period). It helped enormously. I was able to clean myself up with relatively minor damage.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose


mbx5
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   Posted 1/15/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
gotta chime in here - this just happened to me 2 days ago...it hit me hard on the way home from a business trip....luckily it was rural..... i pulled over, dashed through 12" of snow to the woods.... got behind a tree....

im used to this now....and feel comfortable with it actually.... its much cleaner than a public restroom... but rural is the key word... in a more populate area i could be prosecuted i suppose... so a bag, box, change of clothes, etc. would probably be a great idea.
34 yr old male. UC for 14 years. Started left-sided, most recent scope shows pancolitis. 40mg pred (as of 12/16/08), 12 pills Asacol per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, Fish oil pills, Culturelle probiotics, Multivitamin. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!) "I poop in the woods because I can"


pb4
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   Posted 1/15/2009 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
The scariest thing about pooping in the woods behind a tree would be turning around to see a bear also pooping behind that same tree!!! LOL!

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


UCMommyof2
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   Posted 1/16/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I remember once I was yard Saling with my mom and I felt gas (this was pre diagnosis) so I passed it and it wasn't gas and there was NOTHING in the car so I had to wipe myself with newspaper!! Now I carry thick napkins or toilet paper every where I go. Timing is everything too, during a bad flare it's useless but once it's under control to 5x a day, I generally can map out when they will be every day and so I plan, ok... I will have to go to the bathroom and then when I go I hurry up and get my running around done between "trips".
28 yr. old Mother of 2 in NY
Diagnosed in 2007. Currently in remission.
Family history: Mother with Active UC, 30+ years on Remicade treatment.
Flare-ups during pregnancies only (so far).
Controlled: Prednisone, 40mg/ed. for 30 week @ time of diagnosis.
No maintenance drugs.
Supplements, Fiber, Probiotics


fargman
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   Posted 1/16/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Not that I'm proud of it by any stretch, but during my current flare, I've been wearing adult diapers. I felt foolish until they saved me a few times during my 1+ hour commute to work. I can't wait until I don't have to rely on them anymore.
Diagnosed '93. 
 
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade, Imuran
 


quincy
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   Posted 1/17/2009 2:28 AM (GMT -6)   
pb4 said...
The scariest thing about pooping in the woods behind a tree would be turning around to see a bear also pooping behind that same tree!!! LOL!

:)

As long as he doesn't have a problem sharing the Charmin! tongue
 
q
 
*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 twice daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite/ Jan 13
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


quincy
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   Posted 1/17/2009 2:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never had an accident outside of home, but I'm sure that if I were in a situation as many on here, diapers or a pad of some type would be required as initial protection. I guess I'd learn what would be needed as I gained more...ummm...experience.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 twice daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite/ Jan 13
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 

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