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10-26-2009, 01:42 PM
I'm trying to fly to TN on Thursday with my daughter. The imipramine is kicking in and I go HOURS at a time without frequency. However, there are times (like right now when I drank a bunch of water) when I have to pee every 2 seconds. The question is: Should I attempt this trip or not go (and totally disappoint my 10 year old)? C'mon people, give me some sound advice!
10-26-2009, 03:47 PM
My suggestion is to go! You might want to restrict your drinking for a few hours before the plane ride. You can drink lots when you get there to make up for it. I don't have any problem with flying.
I hope you have a wonderful trip.
10-26-2009, 06:18 PM
Donna gave you some pretty good advice. I don't really have anything to add to it. Air travel is easier on the me car travel. I say "Go For It".
Keep the Faith
11-02-2009, 02:11 PM
Well, I did it! I traveled to TN. Let me tell ya, the first two days were brutal. I think I was causing myself to flare just by being so anxious to fly with IC. We made it to the hotel. My parents drove up and met us and then they took my daughter and let me crash from 4 - 7 PM. They woke me up for dinner and then let me crash again by 10 PM. The second day I was still a mess. Mostly pain and frequent urination driving me BONKERS. So my parents again, let me sleep and be miserable while showing their granddaughter a good time. The next day... I felt fine. It was like someone flipped a switch. I got to enjoy the last three days. Plus, I found those stick on heat pads and wore those the rest of the time too. I love those things!
Flying today was no problem. I just had to set my mind to it. I even ATE at the airport. Duncan Donuts - Bagel and cream cheese - and of course a glazed donut.
I am glad you encouraged me to go!
I am so glad you went and had a good time. I have flown before and I do think the anxiety does kick in. I usually have a day or two after I get where I am going just like you had. I just think how much faster it is to get there by flying long distances.
11-02-2009, 02:56 PM
I Love to Fly But haven't done so in Many Years.
Flying would Not bother me at all. They have bathrooms On board so I would feel safe.
But Car travel can be a fright. I never have pee'd my pants in car travel.
But , due to my IBS diarrhea , I have had Numerous accidents and had to "SIT IN IT" for miles on end till I can get some place to change the Gloop.
Then I get a UTI from that mess going up my urinary tract and burning it.
11-03-2009, 02:31 AM
Next time shouldn't be so stressful and you will be able to totally enjoy it.
11-03-2009, 02:49 AM
I'm glad you went. I refuse to let this disease keep me from having a life.
I have not flown since diagnose(hubbie won't fly) and when traveling by car I make sure what I am wearing is loose and doesn't ride up my crotch. We stop frequently to stretch and potty. I have never gotten stuck behind a wreck
or backed up traffic
and I think if it happend I would be very worried.
11-03-2009, 06:16 AM
For me, the "what ifs" make doing things I have never done before even more stressful, which in turn, cause problems. I am glad you went. :)
11-03-2009, 08:45 AM
I am also glad you went and had a great time for last 3 days. I am also planning to travel to see my family for Xmas if I will be able to.
I think stress and thinking what will happen usually makes it worse, at least for me, I am always worse when I know I must travel somewhere, with a car or train, I hate flying (not due to IC) so I donīt do it if I donīt have to. So my frequency is always through the roof when I need to go somewhere, this is something I need to work on, but its so hard to "change your inner program" because my body is reacting automaticly to travelling now.
11-03-2009, 09:33 AM
I believe air travel to be easier as well. There were bathrooms all over the airports we visited. And a bathroom on the plane. I managed to hold for hours b/c I'm bladder training, so I kind of worked out good in that respect. I hate living by the clock. But from what I hear, bladder training can really work. For example, I just went 3 hours without peeing! It's the little successes that really count! ;)
And YES, it is all the "what if's" that get to you. Now that I've done it once, maybe I can better get my brain to shut up next time.
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