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Calm22

815d

My IBS is crazy. How do you travel or live a somewhat normal life? I have had such embarrassing moments on planes and some days I am afraid to even leave my house unless it is to a nearby "comfortable" friend's home and then only for short periods.

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    • BB55

      812d

      I totally know what you are talking about. I have had IBS-D for 46 years now. It is know way to have to live. When I first got diagnosed I could tell when I was about to have an attack. And I too would just not eat if I was planning to go somewhere. Then it got to be surprise attacks at the worse possible times. Some of them were pretty embarrassing. I have tried medication and eating this and not eating that until I have decided no matter what nothing is going to work. I have been to several Gastroenterolgy and internal medical doctors, so I give up This is my life and I just have to deal with it.

    • BB55

      812d

      I totally know what you are talking about. I have had IBS-D for 46 years now. It is know way to have to live. When I first got diagnosed I could tell when I was about to have an attack. And I too would just not eat if I was planning to go somewhere. Then it got to be surprise attacks at the worse possible times. Some of them were pretty embarrassing. I have tried medication and eating this and not eating that until I have decided no matter what nothing is going to work. I have been to several Gastroenterolgy and internal medical doctors, so I give up This is my life and I just have to deal with it.

    • Crockett71

      812d

      Seems like the majority of people I've read about on this site have IBS-D. I'm just the opposite, I have IBS-C. Still, when I travel or run nearby errands the first thing I look for - where is the nearest restroom.

    • Oouchthathurts

      815d

      I’ve learned just not to eat or drink anything many hours before I plan on going anywhere. This is the only way I can do things without spending my life in the bathroom the whole time I’m out.

      • Calm22

        815d

        @Oouchthathurts Yep, that's what I have to do too...when I have the opportunity to plan ahead anyway. Sometimes I still get sneak attacks...can't figure out how it happens...the day before I might spend the entire day in the restroom and then don't eat the next day because of an appt...knowing I HAVE to be empty only to have a big surprise attack regardless. Don't know how it's possible but my body does what it wants to do when it wants to do it. Saltine crackers is often my only go too if I am starving.

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