Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:38 PM
Hey Everyone! I will be taking a 5 week trip around Europe with my hubby in September and I am already getting anxiety about being stuck in a crowded area and not being able to find available bathrooms etc. They typical IBS-D worries! We are going to be doing a lot of moving around, we plan to go to Ireland, England, Amsterdam, a bit through Germany, Austria, Italy and end in Spain. I LOVE traveling and somehow have managed to backpack thailand and central america, and just seemed to deal with it. I do not want my IBS to ever stop be from traveling! Has anyone ever been to these places in Europe, and if so, how easy is it to find a restroom? What are the restrooms like on the trains, are there even any? Are there always big line-ups?? (I think we will be doing quite a bit of train traveling) We are even planning on going to Oktoberfest in Munich, and I know with the huge crowds that might be a tough one for me. Anyone been to Oktoberfest before? I'd love all the tips, advice, and experiences I can get to prepare myself! I tend to manage pretty well for the most part, I take probiotics which have hugely helped my symptoms, and I always have immodium with me when traveling, but usually if I find myself in an unfamiliar place, and don't know where an available washroom is, the anxiety alone can usually send me into a flare-up!
Thanks a bunch!