I'm new; don't know anyone else with IBS so thought I might get some advice here!
I've had IBS-D diagnosed for about a decade, and recently I've started to really struggle with travelling. I used to love long drives and flights, but now I panic in the lead-up to any journey.
I missed a wedding earlier this year because I can't cope with the stress of flying - it's just that hour or so when you're queuing up and then strapped into your seat and don't have access to a toilet that really makes me anxious - and it's getting worse.
Tomorrow I've got a long drive, because I'm going on holiday with my family. As I've said, I used to love long-distance driving, but I've been panicking about this for days. The most frustrating part is that I've recently changed my diet and am eating much healthier, which seems to be having a positive impact on my IBS, but even though I've been getting fewer IBS issues because I'm physically better than I've been for a while, psychologically I'm really struggling, which obviously then has an impact on my stomach.
Does anyone else struggle with this? Any bright ideas?
Thanks in advance!