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Life With Bile Acid Diarrhoea
For many of us our symptoms were so bad by the time we were diagnosed we found that our confidence to go out and about was very low for fear of having an accident. Many of us found that we had limited the places to go based on how far away and how good the toilet facilities were. Many of us had stopped going to concerts, theatres, sporting events, going on holidays or travelling by train or aeroplanes.
Once you are finding your medications are starting to work it is really important to start thinking about going further afield then the places you have been limited to. This can be challenging but start small and do it with someone so you are not alone. It doesn't happen overnight but the confidence does return and, like many of us, you will find you can go to that theatre show or concert, get on a plane or go on long distance trips in the car again. Getting a toilet card and a radar key which enables you to utilise the disabled toilets and have priority use of other toilets is really beneficial. Radar toilet keys and BAM Support UK toilet cards can be bought from our online Shop. When you arrive at a concert or sporting event identify where the disabled toilets are and have a word with the event staff marshalling the toilet areas before hand so that you don't have to explain yourself if you do need to make that urgent trip. Many of us still keep that emergency supply of Imodium on us and until our confidence levels improve we still take out our emergency kits (toilet roll, pads, bags and change of underclothes) in case we need it!