Traveling With IBD

Traveling with IBD isn’t always the easiest thing to do. I’ve had to travel to the other side of the country a few times since being diagnosed with IBD and I’m slowly getting the hang of it. I’ve started to make sure that when I book my flights that I either have an aisle seat or at least a middle seat. I used to always get a window seat but I don’t want to have to go through that many people if I have to go to the bathroom. I also carry extra underwear in my book bag just in case.

For my checked luggage there is a list of things that I make sure to back:

  • Calmoseptine Ointment
  • Panty Liners
  • Prednisone
  • Wet Wipes
  • Extra underwear
  • Tylenol
  • Angel Baby Bottom Balm

Eating while traveling isn’t the easiest thing in the world. There are times I have a hard time figuring out what to eat that isn’t going to upset my stomach. Especially with having fructose malabsorption. I tend to stick to soups and salads if I’m traveling to the training academy for work. For dinner I just try and read the menu well and try to figure out what to eat that won’t give me an upset stomach. My problem is normally getting abdominal cramping when food doesn’t sit well.

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