Constipation During Travel – My Iceland Outhouse Experience and Why I Pack Laxatives When I Travel

Constipation Duing Travel - My Iceland Outhouse Experience and Why I Pack Laxatives When I Travel

Recently, I wrote a blog post about the essential medicine to carry when you travel, which of course, includes the topic for today – why you should be carrying laxatives when you travel. Constipation no joke. The gassy, bloated, stomach pain caused by the changes in your routine and added travel stress (like sleep disruption and dietary changes) can leave you blocked up. Nowadays, I reluctantly carry a pack of Miralax/Restorlax as part of my essential medicine kit when I travel abroad – a hard (pun intended!) lesson learned when I found myself sitting in an Icelandic outhouse, 8 days after I started my vacation – without stool softeners or laxatives (don’t worry the post doesn’t contain graphic medical details! It is just a story to stress why I need it in my pack now!).

Disclaimer: Today’s post talks about poop and my lack of success with it in Iceland. Basically every paragraph describes bowel movements. Skip if this is something you’re just really not interested in at all!

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The Essentials – Medicine to Carry When Traveling Abroad

The Essentials - Medicine to Carry when Travelling Abroad - Blog Post Cover

Here is a list of 10 essential over-the-counter medicine to carry when traveling abroad. Illnesses are bound to happen no matter where you are, or what you’re doing. But with the additional changes that traveling introduces, your routine is thrown out whack, and sometimes your hygiene routines might relax (hello beach picnics without washing your hands because clean running water isn’t nearby!). As such, its no wonder that it feels like illnesses happen a lot more frequently when you’re away from home.

Consequently, packing medication with you when traveling is a must! In this post you’ll find:

  • A list of all the medicine to carry when traveling abroad
  • The generic / medicinal ingredient names of the over the counter medication (in case you run out of the medication when you’re abroad and need to buy backups pronto)
  • The preferred dosage strength of the medication to carry

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