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What Is The Hardest Part Of Traveling With IBS?

Traveling with IBS can be a pain in the butt, literally. The anxiety and stress that comes along with traveling can intensify the symptoms in a negative way and can make the whole traveling experience a horrible nightmare. What do you think is the hardest part of traveling with IBS, and how do you cope? Please comment and share your responses below.


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  • Singingaway
    1 year ago

    I think the hardest part of traveling for me is the motion of the vehicle. I tend to start to get worse with my ibs symptoms when I’ve been in a moving vehicle for a long stretch of time. Like you, I try to eat at little or nothing as possible when I know I will be traveling for awhile. Thankfully, over time, I have really learned more ways of cooping with the issues, such as knowing to take as many stop breaks as possible even if I don’t feel like I need to. I know it slows down the traveling process but it helps with keeping me from getting anxious when I know I’m not trying to make very long stretches. Also it helps just to stretch and move around and wake things up so it won’t happen when there are no toilets around.

  • Chris Hall moderator
    1 year ago

    That’s a great tip, @singingaway! That definitely seems worth the extra travel time. We appreciate you weighing in! – Chris, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team Member

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