Edit: I was trying to type a message on an ipod from a hostel in Ireland. I didn't realize that anything sent....3 and a half words was NOT what I was trying to say
I was hoping it's relevant to post here. I don't want to start a new thread if I don't have to.
I was wondering about folks with intenstinal issues. I have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and struggle a bit during Roo. For the most part I can take care of myself, and have learned what/what not to do to ensure maximum comfort. I'm just wondering if there's others who live with this daily inconvenience (or if it's something like Crohn's or Colitis more than an inconvenience).
I bring immodium, pepto chewable tablets, natural laxatives and various other sundries with me. I drink water constantly (more than the rest of my group) and try to eliminate any food triggers. It's pretty impossible to be entirely comfortable with a bowel condition. Especially when you factor in the extreme heat, and those portos. A lot of IBS is properly taking care of yourself (both mentally and physically) and ensuring you get proper rest, eat small meals often and hydrate. It's difficult to know what's going to set me off though, as I spent last year's LN Sat heading to the portos every half hour or so. Unpleasant doesn't begin to cover it.
Anyone else? Any tips? Secrets to ensure a pain free weekend??
I'm glad you addressed this/mentioned this. I too have IBS and it's something I'm kind of fretting with/over (I have an anxiety disorder as well, so that can sometimes can be a trigger) for Bonnaroo. This is my first Roo and first festival ever, so if you have any tips I would appreciate them as well.
Post by cinnamon girl on May 27, 2012 23:02:21 GMT -5
I'm glad you addressed this/mentioned this. I too have IBS and it's something I'm kind of fretting with/over (I have an anxiety disorder as well, so that can sometimes can be a trigger) for Bonnaroo. This is my first Roo and first festival ever, so if you have any tips I would appreciate them as well. [/quote]
Sorry for the delay, haven't been around a computer much this weekend. There's a couple of threads around here specifically about anxiety at Bonnaroo. Not sure where off the top of my head but they're definitely here. Try a google search, but tack the word "Inforoo" onto the end.
In regards to IBS, it's extra super important to stay hydrated. This is a rule for EVERYONE but I find it helpful in keeping my tummy happy. Try to identify your trigger items, and those that help when you're feeling pain. When you do your grocery shopping plan these things out and only bring things that won't cause you severe pain. I tend to avoid big meals, and graze often throughout the day. I avoid food in Centeroo for the most part, unless it's something super familiar, or a smaller portion. Yogurt really helps, especially after I eat, so I pack lots of that. I add some high fibre mix (flax or bran) to my foods (or don't if you tend towards the uh..."more active" end of IBS).
Be prepared with Immodium, a natural, mild laxative (Senokot is good), Pepto chewable tablets, Beano, a probiotic supplement if that's your thing, peppermint tea (also good cold) and I love these chewable ginger candies I find in my local health food store. Also a scoop of Metamucil goes a long way in soothing intenstinal issues.
Finally, I make sure I have a solid porto kit. Always have extra toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sanitizing surface wipes etc.
These tips could work for almost anyone, but following them made my tummy (mostly) happy for Roo.
Best of luck, if I can help at all I will always try Happy Roo.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I'm going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.
I wanna add something to this thread that I didnt see.. Aerosol Sunblock- Even after applied to the skin this substance is still flammable for at least 2 minutes after application. So please be careful while grilling at your camp people.. It can cause second degree burns