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    travelling by car on a long trip turned into a nightmare. i guess sitting for hours in car provoked my bladder and i had two days car trip going and coming back. coming back had to go and buy a heating pad to use at night in hotel. during trip i had episodes of pain . and all this caused a flare up off and on for several months

    the only solution seems to be not to take the trip but if i feel i have to i wonder if there is any way to alleviate
    this problem a bit

  • #2
    Re: travelling

    There are some ways to make traveling more comfortable: I think my IC pillow (from the ICN Shop) helps more than anything else. I also take along several small pillows so I can change positions often. Frequent stops to just walk around a little. Wear comfortable clothing --- my most comfortable trip I wore a muumuu. If you're ever stuck and have to urinate and no restroom, a dress is ideal --- it's easier to use a Travel John wearing a dress. Take your own drinking water and IC safe snack foods. Don't overdo it --- set yourself a goal for each day and plan ahead so you can stop and rest in a motel overnight. If the seat belt is uncomfortable, put a spring clothespin on the belt above your shoulder so it holds the shoulder belt loose --- if you have an accident, the clothespin will pop off and the seat belt will protect you.

    It also helps me to listen to pleasant music.

    Now I want to go on a trip.

    Donna
    Stay safe


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    • #3
      Re: travelling

      thanks for info and ideas. we travel from early morning until about 6 at nite. i think that sitting a long time somehow
      must cause the bladder to get irritated or inflamed maybe i am not sure , but i do have to hold myself also sometimes until i can find a washroom. i really do not feel even like going away but will try and see how it goes this time on this trip.
      life sure has changed since i got this problem. i will look into this pillow that you are talking about not sure how it works but will look at it thanks

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      • #4
        Re: travelling

        I always use a cushion and change positions frequently. I find the larger car we have is better as the ride is not as bumpy . Always take my pre relief along and am strict about my diet before , during and immediately after car travel.

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        • #5
          Re: travelling

          why do you think a cushion helps

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          • #6
            Re: travelling

            It seems to absorb more of the road bumps. I think my ic flared because I started running and had some long car trips . I’ve stopped running and use the cushion and have reduced my flare ups.

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            • #7
              Re: travelling

              Originally posted by marion View Post
              It seems to absorb more of the road bumps. I think my ic flared because I started running and had some long car trips . I’ve stopped running and use the cushion and have reduced my flare ups.
              will have to try it

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              • #8
                Re: travelling

                My pillows (I have two) from the ICN Shop are designed to prevent pressure on the perineum, which helps prevent irritation from the jarring motion of the car.


                Donna
                Stay safe


                Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
                Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

                Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
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