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When you’re on vacation…


I just wanted to share a recent experience… I usually pay attention to what I eat, I try to follow the Low FODMAP diet, but, went on vacation, it’s a little bit difficult, and I don’t want to feel frustrated…

I was on vacation last week, I spent my week in Florida.

So, I took off from Paris, and landed in Miami.

Beautiful weather, sunny, I felt so relaxed! The first thing I ate, was a delicious burger… not a gluten free one, a real big one and my digestion was good… I felt so happy!!!

So, I decided to not pay attention to what I eat, we drove to Orlando, and decided to go to Disney Parks, there is a new attraction at Animal Kingdom, called “the flight of passage” in Avatar Land… but we had to stand in line for about 3 hours… I felt like constipated in the morning, I didn’t feel as good as I was the days before… but we decided to do this attraction.

After two hours and a half standing in line… I felt the first signs of diarrhea… I took immediately Imodium… but symptoms became more intense… I knew that I had to wait for about 30 minutes again, I had cramps, pain, and the worst, was that I knew that there wasn’t any restrooms, but only outside, that I was with my friend, and that we already waited for about 2 hours and a half…

Hopefully, I managed to wait 30 more minutes, and as soon as the attraction ended, I ran to the restrooms, and had a bad diarrhea… I really didn’t feel good during this attraction, because I was hoping not to have a diarrhea during the ride while it was fabulous…

I spent the rest of the day with my anxiety, and the fear to have another one while waiting in lines…

This moment reminded me that I really have to be careful with what I eat, and how I feel, not only when working, but on vacation too… this could have been a disaster.

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  • dhairdoc1
    10 months ago

    I have been suffering with this for the past two years. My husband of two years is so understanding, we love to travel but I get so nervous traveling because never know when my IBS will kick in. When sitting in car it is worse that feeling of have to go to bathroom and yet most of time nothing happens and other times diarrhea. I hate to leave the house because I never know what’s going to happen.

  • Chris Hall moderator
    1 year ago

    Good to hear from you, @ollivier71! Thanks for sharing this experience with us. It can definitely be hard to maintain the routine you’re used to when on vacation! Really glad you avoided any disasters. Sounds like overall, the vacation was good! Thanks again for sharing with us. – Chris, Team Member

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