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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