Post # 1
So….this might be tmi but I don’t know what I should do. Ever since I was a kid and still now, if I ever get nervous about anything I tend to have to use the restroom…..number 2…….my body just freaks out.
What the heck do I do on my wedding day? Should I take preventative medicine or something? I just don’t know if that is a good idea or not.
Sorry this is sorta yucky 🙁
Post # 3
@AirForceFiance: Go talk to your doctor and see what he/she can do to help. There may be a script that can help or some tests to help determine anything else that might be going on.
Post # 4
🙂 I have the opposite problem – but either way – don’t be embarassed, as the epic childrens book tells us “every body poops” – hehehe
You could try taking an anti diarrheal – but try it first a few weeks before to make sure you don’t have any adverse affects. They can bind you up – and if they do, just up your fiber intake the next day. OR – If you have time in the morning (dont laugh!) go in the bathroom with some reading material like guys do and just hang out there for awhile.
You’ll be fine 🙂
Post # 5
If it makes you feel any better, it’s normal. Being nervous can cause you to vomit, poop, or just pee a lot. If I’m not mistaken, it’s one of those things that’s just built into us (body perceives being nervous as being in danger, so it prepares you to be able to run away fast (can’t run fast if you’re weighed down by a big meal,so you vomit…body needs energy to run, not to digest, etc)).
Maybe get up early, try to get all your pooping over with, and take some pepto?
Post # 6
Hmm yeah, anti-diarrheal medication might work. I took some when I was having tummy issues and it worked well. The active ingredient is loperamide HCL.
But I think like, you will be so worked up on your wedding day that if you have insurance and it’s not a problem to do this, talk to your doctor about it. It couldn’t hurt and yes its embarrassing but doctors deal with lots of embarrassing things 😉
Post # 7
Don’t be embarrassed, I’ve had the same problem in the past!
Is there anything that you know of that can upset your stomach? If so, avoid it! I avoided my trigger foods (dairy, too much fat, junk foods) for the week leading up to the wedding and honestly on the day I was so busy and excited I didn’t have a problem!
Good luck, don’t stress and have a fabulous wedding day 🙂
Post # 8
Lol, it is completely normal. That is happened to me in the past. But yeah ask your doctor is there anything you can take but I would be worried of the side effects of they might prescibe you.
Post # 9
This happens to me almost every time I’ve had to do a speech or big presentation, it’s totally normal!
Post # 10
Next time you are at the doctor, you may want to mention this. I have a friend who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and any type of stress can trigger an episode. He has some success with dealing with it with a change in diet (low/no fat and high fiber) and taking antidiarrheals.
Post # 11
Being nervous makes me vomit, it always has, my first trip to the dentist I threw up before we even left the house. On my wedding day though, I didn’t vomit, I just stayed busy, forced myself to munch on a scone while getting my hair and makeup done and then kept myself busy once I finished that.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2011 - Spring Grove Park & St. George Banquet Center
Don’t be embarassed, this is completely normal! I suffer from IBS and get really upset stomach/intestines when I’m stressed or crazy-excited-nervous. I was dreading that part when it came to my wedding day… until a friend told me to take some Immodium or a similar antidiarrheal medicine the morning of the day. It worked like a charm and I didn’t have ANY problems!
In fact, I recommend most brides take some the morning of their wedding even if you don’t typically have problems under stress.