Most definately I would reccommend a Xanax or something to help with extra stressors like traveling, etc... from time to time.. When I flew back to South Carolina for my Son's graduation from Army boot Camp, I took one every day of my entire trip... I was traveling alone and totally sressed out.... People who don't have IBD can deal with stress and don't get sick... We get sick with stress.... My Dr. Prescribes them to me and I get 30 pills every 3 months. I only end up using like 1/2 of the prescript
ion.. but I keep getting it renewed every 3 months for times like I'm going through lately...like right now, I'm on so many steroids, I am taking it more often, and it has been helping me IMMENSLY to cope.. Stess is a HUGE trigger for me and if you feel it might be for you I'd definately ask your doctor.. maybe he can just prescribe you a few to get you through this trip, and then if another situation down the road comes up, he can give you a few more then and so on... He might feel more comfortable with RX'ing it that way... Some Dr's are so paraniod about
prescribing it, but as long as you don't have an addictive personality.. you should do just fine with a little extra help now and then :)
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2005, IBS on July 21st, 2006
Status as of June 30th, 2009 : Flaring for the last 7 or 8 months with blood, mucus PAIN..... Meds are: Prednisone 60mg daily, Apriso 2 pills 2x a day.. I take Xanax when needed and Ambien for sleep... Nexium in the am for heartburn.. Culturelle 2 times a day...