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Hi, hope someone on here may be able to help. I am going away for a few days and am anxious regarding my IBS . An example of my flare ups, I was walking today and without warning I had uncontrolled D. I will be going on a short flight and am asking if anyone has suggestions on incontinent pads. TIA

  1. Thanks for reaching out. I'd encourage you to speak with your doctor about any new, changing or concerning symptoms, if you haven't already. In addition to speaking with your doctor, here are tips for traveling that may be helpful to you: Wishing you relief ahead and smooth travels. Best, Kelly, ( Team Member)

    1. Thank you Kelly for your prompt reply and advice. Regarding contacting my doctor firstly, I have had episodes of explosive D for some years now and when I first suffered with this I spoke with a doctor and after discussion came to the conclusion that exhaustion was a major contributor to that episode. Secondly I feel that my GP has suggested all that he is able to, had all investigations done, so feel that , for me, age is catching up with me so I am making the best of my situation, not accepting that no more can be done, but keep striving to find a better quality of life for myself. Wishing you a healthier future ahead..

      1. Have you found anything at all to help with your symptoms? Unfortunately, I can't give you any suggestions for incontinence pads, but I hope that other community members will be able to share their suggestions with you before you leave! As for traveling in general, I usually try to manage stress the best I can before a trip and also only eat very safe foods for a couple of days before. However, as my IBS is usually triggered by anxiety, this isn't always enough. Leaving plenty of time to use the bathroom at the airport helps me be less stressed, too. If all else fails, taking Imodium could help as well. I hope everything will go well on your flight! All the best, Karina (team member)

    2. Thanks very for your reply I am taking all your advice on board so thanks again

      1. Karina

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