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Please help me conquer upset tummies on long haul flights....

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Paranoid1stTimer Tue 09-Jun-09 23:50:14

Ok... This aint pretty but I seem to have major problems with getting an upset tummy during long haul flights... I am terrified of flying but have had hypnotherapy to help alleviate the panic attacks but I still get a really upset stomach while on the flights.

We are flying to Oz this summer and I am dreading the flights anyway without the added discomfort of being sick and having bottom troubles the whole way. It will be even more inconvenient since I will have to look after LO.

Anyway, no one I know in RL will admit to having this kind of trouble while flying so either I am a complete freak and no one knows what I am talking about or it is so embarrassing to discuss that I can only anonymously turn to you helpful people for some advice...

Thanks in advance... blush blush blush

SOLOisMeredithGrey Wed 10-Jun-09 01:36:09

O M G! yes! my Ds and I had terrible tummies on our flights back from Oz in 91. In the end I bought some nasty stuff from a pharmacy in Singapore airport and it helped considerably. Could you take some Immodium with you to tackle it quickly? I think that's what I'd do if I was doing the long haul again Good luck!

Paranoid1stTimer Wed 10-Jun-09 08:02:05

Thanks for the advice on Immodium. I was thinking Peptobismal but it didn't really help enough the last time so I will defo get Immodium. You can get capsules can't you? Not sure why flying has this effect. Must just be a result of all the adrenaline cos I get so blimmin terrified on take off and landing (and during the flight if I think about it too much which shouldnt be a problem this time as will have LO with us!)

Thanks for making me feel less of a weirdo!!!

sunnydelight Wed 10-Jun-09 12:38:28

I never leave home without immodium blush On any long jouney I take it beforehand "just in case" tbh. The stuff works and reduce my anxiety levels no end grin

SOLOisMeredithGrey Wed 10-Jun-09 18:40:18

91? hmm should've been 01! but all the same...make sure you drink plenty of water too.

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