Does anyone else poop their pants in the car?

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sweetmelody
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   Posted 5/4/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
man i remember pooping my pants when i was 3 feet away from the bathroom... I seriously couldn't even make it 3 feet. It was awful! I was going 20+ times a day though... so I was really sick.

I have pooped in the car I'd like to say...5 times now. Once it was a huge load and my hubby made me go into a gas station to clean it up in their bathroom.... I had to throw away that pair of pants. Thankfully we were on a visit so we had clothes packed in the back of the car. Still...it was not a good experience.
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest-Finally tapering off prednisone 5mg every week.. Staying on Lialda 2 twice a day. Currently colonoscopy shows remission. Apparently my symptoms are from my IBS side of my issues.
Medications:Prednisone 35mg, Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Anti-spasmodic as needed.
I am so sick of this disease!
 
 


Peety
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   Posted 5/4/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   

On another note, I'm annoyed with my Walgreen's pharmacy lately. Everytime I need a refill they don't have enough. They will give me one box of enemas (a week's supply) when I am supposed to get 3 boxes. Just this Friday, my hubby went to pick up my refill of 60 Lialda tabs and they only gave him 10. They told him to come back the next day and when he did they said he'd have to wait til Monday. What's up with that? Then they try to charge me full price when I go get the balance due. UGH! I will not go back there again.

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49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; used prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion). 
Bad flare in March, used prednisone. Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12 and doing great~ 

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erkhat
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   Posted 5/4/2009 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
My urgencies were always right at the door of wherever I was, home, work, the mall, on vacation. It didn't matter how long the trip was, as soon as I was almost there, I had to race to the toilet as soon as I knew it was nearby.
34 year old female
diagnosed with UC in 2002
gave birth to second child in March, breastfeeding
 
Colazal 3 pills /twice a day
prenatal vitamin


stpierm1
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   Posted 5/5/2009 2:33 AM (GMT -6)   
HAHA! Just yesterday! I had made the 20 minute drive all the way home with every muscle clenched. Pulled into my spot threw it in park and there it went. Didn't have to rush anymore though! UC s*cks!
Initial Symptoms SEP 2007.
Bleeding from somewhere I shouldn't be for a year and a half...ehh it will probably go away.
Diagnosed JAN 2009.

Prednisone - Hey this stuff kinda works.
Rowasa - Fun little way to end the day.
Asacol: Not so much!


pb4
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   Posted 5/5/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Saw, that's because generally what you ate 3 days ago will make it's final appearnce today, this is a general guideline, some people have a slower or faster motility.

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


taterbug
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   Posted 5/6/2009 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   

Oh, I love this site. I am so happy to find you guys. I am laughing til I am crying again. It is so great to have others who are suffering with me...misery loves company. LOL

Supersaw, Adam in NY, you are a riot. I love your candor. Thanks for all the funnies, at least we can laugh in the face of this disgusting illness. Who else can laugh about being sick? Or am I the only one who gets a kick out of reading these posts???

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sparkle20x
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   Posted 5/6/2009 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   

It's so awful i know exactly where you are coming from...im glad it happens in my car rather then out in public without my car i would have been in some right situations,i use my car as my escape mechanism!It is really upseting when it happens thou,as you have no control and it hurts so bad!In turn it makes you not want to go out...my worst fear is beeing out all day and not being able to find the nearest toilet or get there in time!I have asked my doctor many times if theres anything i can do to stop this not knowing and just go to toilet like normal people ,but anti diarrohea tablets can mostly bring more bad then good although they are ok on the one off!!!!

Does this situation happen a lot to you...... x


JewelsOK
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   Posted 6/10/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
This happened to my 17 year old son last night on his way home from a date with his girlfriend. The sadness in his eyes nearly killed me. It is so hard to have this happen to your child and not be able to take the disease away.

I wonder how he will cope knowing this is what his life holds for him.

I hate this disease!!!!
Julie

Mom of Son 17 UC dx 07/02, Sulfasalazine 6g, Azasan 75mg, Cortafoam (when flaring), folic acid, L. Reuteri, Culturelle, Zyrtec, Iron, Vit/Min

Daughter 10 UC dx 08/07 Colazal 750mg x 3, 6MP 12.5mg, Iron, Vit/Min., Culturelle


Dr-A
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   Posted 6/10/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
You just figure out ways to try and keep yourself out of that situation. I just don't eat out a whole lot anymore.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
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angelxe1
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   Posted 6/10/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
i have hardly left my house in years for this reason. sometimes i have but a few minutes to make it. and i have accidents just from my bedroom to the bathroom. How can the dr tell you that things are under control if this is happening? confuses me.
and for me even not eating all day didn't stop the accidents either.
yesterday was my first remicade infusion. i'm hoping it makes things better.
28 yrs old
Diagnosed in 97 with Ulcerative Colitis
Diagnosed in 2005 with Fibromyalgia

Prednisone up to 15mg from 10mg
Sulfasalazine 8 a day (500mg each)
and a bunch of other stuff (so many pills ahhhh)
Starting 6-mp


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Dr-A
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   Posted 6/10/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
angelxe1 said...
How can the dr tell you that things are under control if this is happening? confuses me.


LOL, I know. I am in this study where I keep a poo journal that's turned in every 4 weeks. I remember a month or so ago, the nurse says I am doing wonderful and close to normal and I thought I'd fall off my chair with laughter. It was on that day that I had to pull of the road and go beside my car due to "the urge".
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Golimumab study (100mg every 4 weeks)
L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
Probiotis/VitD3 5000IU+Ca/1000mg DHA


diaper man
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   Posted 6/10/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, this is why my handle name is "Diaper Man" I think I am going to buy a van.
Diagnosed Crohns/Colitis Jan 2007.  Allergic to 5sa. Currently taking Humira and Hydrocortisone Canasa suppositories.  Budesonide
Colitis in last part of Colon.  Currently bleeding every bowel movement. 


mbx5
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   Posted 6/10/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I crapped myself on the way to the bathroom twice in the last 3 weeks....absolutely no control....
Stats:35 yr old male. UC for 15 years.
location:North Western PA
DX: Left sided UC, most recent scope 5/20/09 UPMC Pittsburgh Presbeterian
Medications:20mg pred (as of 4/27/09), 12x pills Asacol per day, 100mg Imuran per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, 20mg paxil per day, Super-omega fish oil pills - 1x per day, Flax oil pills - 1x am, 1x pm, Culturelle probiotics - 2x am, 1x pm, Vitamin B-12 injections weekly.
Surgeries: 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"


kazygirl
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   Posted 6/10/2009 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
try this on one! lol

i was at the mall and of course, it hits you.... oh crap, i gotta crap and i gotta crap now! get out of my way.
so i make it to the bathroom and there is a line. well, i push my way to the front and jump into the next door that opens.
everyone is like "hey, what are u doing", but i yell out that 'trust me, i need to be here more than you.'' followed by the noisiest smelliest dump ever. and of course, you can hear them all agreeing outside the door.
"i told you so!"

so, yes, i made it. barely. but then, the cramping gets bad and yes, i start to feel it... the stomach gurgles a bit more, the saliva starts profusely and my jaw clenches, eyes water and yep... time to puke.
so i quickly do a wipe, stand up, turn around, bend over and vomit into the bowl.

but this is not the bad bit... i start to fart a bit while vomiting. the pressure just boils outta both ends and yep, you guessed it... bloody fart poo splatter on the bathroom door sprays outta my butt. and you can hear it. omg!
im so embarrassed, but cant do anything cuz im still puking.
i finally finish, wipe off seat and sit back down.
i look up and omg! the bathroom door is covered in bloody poo splatter.
what am i going to do?

lets just say that there was no more line when i finally left the bathroom.
i limped out uncomfortably and ran away fast.
havent been back since.
LOL.

and i have more stories than that. try running through a crowded restaurant holding you hand to your butt to "keep it in" sweating like a panicked pig looking for the toilet. finally finding it and not even able to close the door cuz u have to sit and go so fast. ahahhaaa

good times!
steph - 33 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
was in remission until i quit smoking 5 weeks ago  o.O  now im flaring like a solar flare!
waiting for blood test to see if i can start imuran
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
just finished 3 months of prednisolone (worked) and now back on 40mg a day (ick)
quercertin tablets, tumeric capsules, vitamin d3, enteric coated fish oil
pre-conception vitamins and minerals (cuz we trying to make a baby)
oxycontin for pain every 4 hours.  plastic bags in the loo from the involuntary puking.
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all ... diet doesn't affect my UC.
 
 
 


windows63
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   Posted 6/16/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep. More than once. More than I care to remember. I keep a change of clothes in my car. Along with a roll of toilet paper a roll of paper towels and a container of butt wipes. It happens to me when I step out of the car. I can't get a few steps away and I stop dead in my tracks looking to see whose around because I gotta crap next to my car. I put some paper towels on the ground first and always clean it up but its pretty bad when that becomes acceptable to me. That's when I realized I need to do something about this. My meds aren't working and I choose to have the surgery. So on 6/22 I go in for a total collectomy. I can't take it anymore. I want my life back!

Malkavian
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   Posted 6/16/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a feeling I'm going to get a lot of hate for this, but I've never pooped in the car. I haven't had an accident the entire time I've had UC. And I regularly drive 2, 3 hours at a time for my routes for work, often in the middle of nowhere.
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements


jeanneac
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   

It is so great to have a forum like this where we can all vent to others who understand what we are going through. I envy people who do not have all this to contend with and wonder what it would be like to have no pain or bowel problems. Getting struck and having to run to bathrooms is so tiresome. Then to sometimes not make it, is bad. I had to finally put some baby wipes and a change of underwear in my car. I suspect a pair of pants is next.

What is it about car travel that seems to make the cramps and urgency worse? Does anybody else have that problem? I do not think it is the seatbelt. I have wondered if it is a form of car sickness. It doesn't always happen just when my stomach is acting up. I will feel like I am ok to leave the house but when I get in the car and start driving, I get the urge to go again.

I crack up reading some people's stories. Yes, we all need vans!


diagnosed 1/09 with colitis & diverticulitis
 54 yo, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, cymbalta
good results w/ acupuncture


windows63
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Walking does make it worse. I'll use the bathroom and sit a spell. Ok im done. Get up and walk downstairs only to have to get back in there. But I coulda sat there longer and not gone more. Not until I walked away. My doctor said "walking wakes up the bowel".

mbx5
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
jeanneac - i am convinced it is some form of anxiety whether conscious or not. i think our bowels are dialed in with our brains, and they tend to communicate without our knowledge...call it a bad sense of humor.
Stats:35 yr old male. UC for 15 years.
location:North Western PA
DX: Left sided UC, most recent scope 5/20/09 UPMC Pittsburgh Presbeterian
Medications:20mg pred (as of 4/27/09), 12x pills Asacol per day, 100mg Imuran per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, 20mg paxil per day, Super-omega fish oil pills - 1x per day, Flax oil pills - 1x am, 1x pm, Culturelle probiotics - 2x am, 1x pm, Vitamin B-12 injections weekly.
Surgeries: 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"


windows63
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the cars motion, the bouncing even slightly, stirs us up. Kinda like walking. Some say its the anxiety of where's the closest bathroom when were in the car that makes it worse. For me that anxiety comes after the car stirred me up and now I do gotta go. Now where?

qazwsx12
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   Posted 6/16/2009 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Driving in the car and holding it can be a challenge. In the past I've been able to clench my cheeks and sort of recline my chair so I could. So far I've always been in a place where I could stop for awhile or it wasn't that bad like driving a straight line I could maintain until the urge went away.

jeanneac
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   Posted 6/17/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I have thought about that too mbx5 with the anxiety and bowels. I have tried just about every antidepressant in the book and anymore, they just don't seem to do their job right for me anymore. My theory is reverse though, I feel that cramping and spasming bowels activate the anxiety. Normally, I don't have much anxiety except when I have diarrhea, I feel a bit of anxiety. I am probably going to have to switch antidepressants again b/c of this. Anymore, most of them give me anxiety that normally I do not have... Ugh!
diagnosed 1/09 with colitis & diverticulitis
 54 yo, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, cymbalta
good results w/ acupuncture


Malkavian
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   Posted 6/17/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeannac-you might have something going with the carsickness thing. Since I've been little (sixth grade maybe) I've gotten carsick, and I've never vomited, but sometimes it makes me have to poo.
21, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently taking Asacol (3x/day) and Calcium/D supplements


jeanneac
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   Posted 6/17/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea, maybe so. I can get carsick sometimes too, just nauseous and dizzy.
diagnosed 1/09 with colitis & diverticulitis
 54 yo, colazal, fish oil, synthroid, cymbalta
good results w/ acupuncture


Junipergirl68
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   Posted 6/17/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   

I hate to say it, but I have really enjoyed reading this thread!!! lol It makes me realize that I am not alone ... I have fondly given myself the nickname "poopy pants" amongst close family and friends since I have been known to have "accidents" from time to time ... on the way to the gym in the morning at 5am, running to the washroom at home and not making it in time, driving to work and being stuck in traffic ... I am used to stripping down in my garage when I get home and cleaning up and throwing a load of laundry in before quickly changing and either heading back to the gym to workout or back down to work on the highway!!! lol I just see it as part of my life now ... I laugh at it 95% of the time ... nothing else to do but have a sense of humour about it all!! lol

 

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