Yes, car-rides (and anytime you're without a bathroom for 20, 30, 45, minutes or longer) are terrifying when flaring badly with UC. Urgency can hit like a lightning bolt without a warning and give us a few minutes or less to find a bathroom. During my worst flare, I was having multiple accidents a month (while driving, at work, at the grocery store) and more close calls than I could count (emergency stop at the side of the road, to poop in the woods). Quality of life totally sucks like that.
What do do? Try stronger medications, and not be afraid of it. Use prednisone for quick relief from the worst of UC. And if you cannot control your UC at all through meds then there is always surgery. Quality of life is what it's all about
. Not worth barely limping by with a sucky quality of life for extended periods of time. There's always a solution.
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John, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasaUC experience: wakeup with noisy bowels so no lingering in bed, soon after poop with discomfort/pain/mild-nausea, eat something, poop, get dressed, poop, leave in car and worry whole drive about more...
Post Edited (iPoop) : 3/12/2018 9:43:23 AM (GMT-6)