i went overseas in july in the middle of a severe flare and i made sure i got seats next to the loo.
i also at the time had UC caused arthritis in my ankles and knees so i sat in the bulkhead.
i also used immodium and it was the WORST THING I EVER DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i will never use that stuff again. it kept me from going diarrhea, but i still had the pain and the cramping and the urge to go every 20 minutes and i would go in the toilet and sit there and i sounded like i was having a baby... but the immodium kept me from actually going.
so i had the unfortunate experience of needing to go but couldn't. i wouldv'e been so much better off just being able to poo on the flight rather than be all cramped up and in pain the whole time and stopped up. it was massively horrible.
sorry if im scaring you, but i just thought i would share my experience just in case it might help someone else not have the same problem.
i flew from australia to LA (20+ hours)
i didnt take any immodium on the way back and was fine. just sat by the toilets and went when i had to go.
the flight crew knew of my condition (cuz i told them) and if there was a line for the cans, they let me use business class restroom.
hope this helps
31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only.
**3 weeks out of hospital/no colitis symptoms... normal bm's only 1x a day + no blood
50mg prednisone 1x with lunch or breakfast
50mg imuran 1x 8pm stopped it to try and have a baby
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x day + night
VSL#3 didnt work
Aloe Elite didnt work
Budesonide 9mg day didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww