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User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7027 times:

Yes, this is aviation-related. Is it just me or do others get constipated after a long overseas flight? I always do. I remember one time it lasted 5 days. Finally I resorted to prunes. Strangely though, it seems only to happen going eastbound to Europe. Never coming back. I surmise it's the change of environment, change of diet, and the stress of a long journey. Anyone else carry All-Bran in their suitcase?

BTW, never eat prunes unless you are constipated. I did once. Gawd, I'll never forget that.

Hmmmm...


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User currently offlineUSAirwys4Lyfe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6909 times:

Okay... thats gross

User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6906 times:

I do not know why but I cant seem to do my poop in planes even if I need to.Anyone help!!


Gundu


User currently offlinePanther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6897 times:

I know eating a lot of cheese cloggs you up, could that be the culprett?

User currently offlinePbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 617 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6887 times:

Hmmmm...., their was a time I thought you had no sense of humor, but that was funny! I'll be flying from IAH-LGA this Friday, so I'll be sure to inform you of any irregularities. LOL.

User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6879 times:

Hmmmm..., GUNDU, I always thought you were full of oh never mind that's too easy.

User currently offlineAgrodemm From Greece, joined Apr 2000, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6867 times:

Well...... Being away from home has its negative effects, and going back to home has its positive effects.
Some people say that our organism (to put it this way.. ) is very home-seeking as well.
I will give you a good tip from the army ....
Drink a nice hot cup of coffee of your choice, and right after drink a cup of fresh (if possible) orange juice on the rocks.

  Regards  
Emmanuel
P.S Don't forget to take a newspaper/magazine with you after that.... 




User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6853 times:

...or take a laxative about 9 hours before take off.


(Sorry Johan or Gary)


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6809 times:

I'd rather be constipated going overseas than being the opposite of constipated (if you know what I mean). At least when your constipated, you have plenty of time to find a nice clean restroom. 


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6796 times:

I often feel a bit bunged up with sh.. after a long flight but unlike others I don't let it out all over this forum....  LOL

User currently offlineCPRjet From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6770 times:

You're not the only one who gets constipated while flying and travelling generally. I flew from the east coast to Honolulu and couldn't go for days and then plugged up the toilet in my hotel room when I finally went! How embarrassing! Your system basically slows up while travelling, I guess.

User currently offlineOozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6756 times:

I would imagine that the same type of air expansion and contractions that happen in your inner ear also happen to gas in your colon. Ask the pilot to depressurize the cabin a bit and I'm sure relief will be near!

User currently offlineGwa2024 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6748 times:

Has any study been conducted on adverse gastral affects of long travel on the flight crew?

User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6750 times:

Long flights are dehydrating. Less water in your, uh, stool = more diffuicult expulsion of said stool. Plenty of water on the flight should help.

Uh, maybe I don't want to be a pilot so much anymore.



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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6743 times:

I just have to say, this is one of the funniest damned threads I've seen here... I love it!   

Oozabooza: you also have a hilarious user name!
In addition to the depressurization technique you suggest, I would also recommend eating whatever they serve you on board. Especially if it's something in cream or butter sauce, because lord know it's not real cream or butter, and in fact cream or butter-flavored partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, and should definitely do the trick.

Also, the interiors of most NW aircraft are enough to make anyone lose some form of bodily fluid upon looking at them...



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineOozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6734 times:

Hey thanks for the compliment on my user name, it is a real long story.

User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6738 times:

I am glad people get constipation on planes. I once was in a BA 777, and the person using the toilet before me obviously wasn't constipated, oh man was it nasty in there! I warned my whole family to venture to the back of the plane to use the toilets instead of that one. The FAs even had to walk around with air freshener it was giving off such a smell. It was nasty!!!!!

User currently offlineGwa2024 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6730 times:

Anyone remember scenes with Peter Selars as (chief) inspector Jacques Cluesou, being in the toilet at the time when they enter heavy turbulences?

There was also a variation on the same theme in "Tommyboy" with Chris Farley.


User currently offlineB-707 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6717 times:

I have never had this problem.

I don't know about now, but in the 70s when I first flew Olympic Airways, a good look at the stewardesses gave me the shits everytime.

I hear they have improved now.


User currently offlineCarioca Canuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6696 times:

All I know is that I never do, because I have nightmares of flight wreckage revealing my corpse with my pants around my ankles. This is assuming that my number comes up....of course.

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6667 times:

Although I only get a little bit constipated after a long flight, it's far, far better then getting Monteczuma's Revenge!!

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