So many of us deal with this issue! It's nice to have this forum where people can speak
the anxiety about
having an accident in public.
I think that anti-anxiety medicine can be very helpful. There are two different routes, as I see it:
1) take something all the time -- (I take a low dose of Celexa every day which I'm sure helps)
2) have something like Xanax that you can take just when you need it.
The thing with Xanax is that it can be addictive if you're prone to addiction. For me, I like to have some Xanax on me at all times. I bet I only take it about
8 times a year but there's a nice security in knowing that I have it if I need it. (Like, say, if I get caught in traffic or on the subway and I'm starting to panic about
getting to a bathroom.)
Another thing that I've mentioned to this board before is meditation. If you can learn a few relaxation techniques, I think it's helpful. Sometimes it makes the difference for me between not making it to a bathroom and being able to calm my body down long enough to get there in time!
Last, I try to remember that I've had accidents over the past few years and each time it's worked out ok and hasn't been a disaster. Still, I'm going to take the advice above and put together a little security package of extra undies for my car! Great idea.
UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.
Post Edited (julee70) : 12/3/2007 10:29:29 PM (GMT-7)