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    Default Pull up for poop accident in Car ride to doctor?

    These meds can cause sudden very urgent need to Poop. Itís one reason I stay home. But I have a couple of very important doc appointments coming up, one this Friday I cannot miss, consequences might delay care weeks (its a new urologist) and make me look non compliant.

    My sister asked if I have considered wearing a diaper for the car ride.

    What do you know about this other than Google. I am guessing some with MS have dealt with this problem?

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    I haven't, but I think your sister has a good idea until you can see a doctor that can address this. Good luck!
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    No experience here, but wondering about getting a pull up like Jeanie uses and for extra measure put a diaper in it.

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    I knew someone with issues going number 2. She brought a plastic container in the car rides with her along with toilet paper. She would "go" into the plastic container by putting it under her bum in the car, clean herself and dispose of the container. Very effective. Use a diaper as a backup.
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    Every Saturday morning I get up at 3am and take one Imodium pill. Then I get up at 4 to get ready to go to work. At that time I take a second Imodium and oxybutinin and Ampyra. The Imodium has totally eliminated bowel problems for me while I am out for the next 10 hours.
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    THese problems are medication caused. The muscle relaxant causes severe constipation. So I take meds that cause the bowel to empty, but unexpectedly. I can stop the med, but sometimes the action is caused outside the window of the prior one. And, if you stop the med, then it can take a week for it to work and cause explosive diahrrea until your body adapts once again. Its like a rubics cube problem.

    The more I thought of the diaper, the more concerned I got about it causing a UTI if you get it on the urethra for even a minute or less.
    So, I am thinking that Funnylegsíidea could work.

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    ((((((Sunshine))))))) ~

    Try searching on line for a portable travel toilet. There are a variety of types and sizes. Whatever kind of container you use, I recommend putting a plastic trash bag inside of it to collect the waste. I'd also suggest using wipes (such as baby wipes) rather than toilet paper.

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    One problem with wipes (baby wipes, for instance) is that they're not really flushable. Some of the package labels claim that they're flushable but with today's "low flow" toilets, they're not really.

    I don't care how much toilet paper it takes or how many times I have to flush, but I use toilet paper--though in this situation I dampen it with warm water because it's much less irritating and seems to do the job faster.

    Recently I discovered Balneol. It used to come in little single-use packets but more recently I've been able to find only bottles of it. It's a lotion you put on the toilet paper to help clean your behind without irritating your skin. It's very soothing. The packets would be handy to carry with you when you are away from home--and so I'm hoping that they are still available. I have quite a supply of them here but eventually I'll run out.
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    Good point that wipes are not flushable. I was suggesting them for use with a portable travel toilet, where the waste and wipes would be collected in a plastic bag. They would be more convenient, smaller to handle, easy to open and close (they usually come with some kind of closure) than a roll of toilet paper.

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    I've also been thinking about how easy or difficult it would be for you to transfer from a car seat to whatever kind of container you decide to use. I'm trying to picture the scenario, where you urgently need to go to the bathroom, while on the road. Pull over to the side of the road? Get out of the car or stay in the car? Is everything you need together in one place, so no searching for stuff involved?

    Just from a caregiver's viewpoint, I'm thinking about what will be easiest and least stressful for you.

    Adult diapers are now called "briefs." They fit like underpants. Based upon Jim's experience, they hold a lot of urine. How well they would do in holding feces is another question. The only thing I can think of to protect your urethra, while wearing a brief, is to slide a shield into the brief before you put it on.

    You'll need lose clothing to accommodate some of that bulk and to make you more comfortable.

    I hope you find a workable solution that is perfect for you. I suggest trial runs, before you actually need to use whatever you choose.

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