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    Hi everyone , Merry Christmas! I'm not sure how many of you will have time to get on here today but I was just wondering if anyone had any advice for travel. I have to take a 4 hour car trip this afternoon and riding in a car always really bothers me. And my aunt (who has made the trip many times on christmas day) tells me there are very few places to stop on the the way that are open if I have to use the restroom. So I was just wondering if anyone had any tips they use while traveling to help make it less painful....as I"m already in a flare I'm worried its going to put my pain through the roof. Thanks all and Happy Holidays!
    I am happy to say that I am off all pain medication and currently take Neurontin and Uribel for my IC. I went to the Cleveland Clinic Chronic Pain Rehabilitation program and it saved my life!! I still get bad flare ups but it turns out I was on so many narcotics it was making my pain worse.

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    I have some suggestions: Wear something comfortable for the drive; take along several small pillows so you can change positions; be sure to stop at rest stops on the highway, even if you don't feel you need to go yet; avoid any and all problem foods.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Merry Christmas!

    Donna
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      Everything Donna said and I also usually have a container of some kind and a sheet or a blanket. If all else fails I have someone hold a sheet around me and I squat on the side of the road and pee in my container. The ICN sells travel johns that are really handy but if you dont' have one this is something else I have done. Enjoy your day.
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        Thanks guys! I made it here...but am now laying in the hotel room with my heating pad. At least I'm not missing much today the rest of my family won't be here until tomorrow! Have a good Christmas
        I am happy to say that I am off all pain medication and currently take Neurontin and Uribel for my IC. I went to the Cleveland Clinic Chronic Pain Rehabilitation program and it saved my life!! I still get bad flare ups but it turns out I was on so many narcotics it was making my pain worse.

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