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I travel to Mexico a lot on vacations.The first thing I do is go to a store and buy a six pack of bottled water, bottled sodas, packaged snacks like trail mix, crackers, cookies, and anything else that is packaged. The bottled juices are safe. Buy a bottle of liquor if you like to drink. Don't drink stuff with crushed ice in it from a bar. Place it safe and ask for bottled drinks. I prefer to eat only from the hotel I am staying at because they try to keep the food as safe as they can for Americans. It is best to eat cooked foods. Stay away from mayo, salad dressings. Make sure the seafood is well cooked. Stay away from trigger foods. Your doctor can give you antiboitics sp so you can protect yourself against Travelers dirrehea. Also take a bottle of pepto bismol to take a couple of tablespoons of it to coat your stomach before you eat. It slurps up any bacteria in your stomach linning and eliminates it through your bm. That is what my doctor said to me. Also, you can buy any meds for your stomach in a Mex-Pharmacy. You can buy immodium, buscapina which is for stomach spasms. Most stuff is sold over the counter. You can also buy other meds for other problems. Good time to stock up. When I go to the beach or on a bus tour, I carry a bottle of water, soda and snacks. I try not to eat anything at any restaurant til I get back to the hotel. You can eat french fries and hamburgers at your hotel cafe. Yum!! Or anything else you feel like eating. Have lots of fun and stay away from the food buffets because the foods stay out all day in the heat. Mexico likes to serve lots of creamy dairy stuff like sour cream, custard, and creamy dressings. Have fun and fast while you are out having fun. My advise comes from my own personal experiences. Maybe some other people will tell you differently. I have a sensitive stomach and IBS-D.
 

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I travel to Mexico a lot on vacations.The first thing I do is go to a store and buy a six pack of bottled water, bottled sodas, packaged snacks like trail mix, crackers, cookies, and anything else that is packaged. The bottled juices are safe. Buy a bottle of liquor if you like to drink. Don't drink stuff with crushed ice in it from a bar. Place it safe and ask for bottled drinks. I prefer to eat only from the hotel I am staying at because they try to keep the food as safe as they can for Americans. It is best to eat cooked foods. Stay away from mayo, salad dressings. Make sure the seafood is well cooked. Stay away from trigger foods. Your doctor can give you antiboitics sp so you can protect yourself against Travelers dirrehea. Also take a bottle of pepto bismol to take a couple of tablespoons of it to coat your stomach before you eat. It slurps up any bacteria in your stomach linning and eliminates it through your bm. That is what my doctor said to me. Also, you can buy any meds for your stomach in a Mex-Pharmacy. You can buy immodium, buscapina which is for stomach spasms. Most stuff is sold over the counter. You can also buy other meds for other problems. Good time to stock up. When I go to the beach or on a bus tour, I carry a bottle of water, soda and snacks. I try not to eat anything at any restaurant til I get back to the hotel. You can eat french fries and hamburgers at your hotel cafe. Yum!! Or anything else you feel like eating. Have lots of fun and stay away from the food buffets because the foods stay out all day in the heat. Mexico likes to serve lots of creamy dairy stuff like sour cream, custard, and creamy dressings. Have fun and fast while you are out having fun. My advise comes from my own personal experiences. Maybe some other people will tell you differently. I have a sensitive stomach and IBS-D.
 

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Hi Tamgirl. Everyone has given you great advise. I have a favor to ask of you. Can you ask a Mex-pharmacist if Lotronex is sold in Mexico? It may be called Lotronexa in Mex. American Glaxco, France, Germany, and other countries export their meds to sell in Mexico at a affordable cost to the Mex people. They have excellant drugs in Mexico. Tell the pharmacist you have IBS and he or she may advise you on what to take for the problem. Mexican Pharmacist are used to Americans asking for American Meds. So have lots of fun in Cancun. Please e-mail me when you get back. lucia91371###yahoo.com See you.
 

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Hi Tamgirl. Everyone has given you great advise. I have a favor to ask of you. Can you ask a Mex-pharmacist if Lotronex is sold in Mexico? It may be called Lotronexa in Mex. American Glaxco, France, Germany, and other countries export their meds to sell in Mexico at a affordable cost to the Mex people. They have excellant drugs in Mexico. Tell the pharmacist you have IBS and he or she may advise you on what to take for the problem. Mexican Pharmacist are used to Americans asking for American Meds. So have lots of fun in Cancun. Please e-mail me when you get back. lucia91371###yahoo.com See you.
 
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