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do not forget to poop!

Post by lemur » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:36 pm

REALLY.

do not put it off!
do not hide from the potties!

constipation = bad

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fecal_impaction (unlikely.. but still scary)

a solid, immobile bulk of human feces that can develop in the rectum as a result of chronic constipation. A related term is fecal loading which refers to a large volume of stool in the rectum of any consistency

with all of the weird eating habits, maybe a different diet than at home, plus the fear of public toilets.. and maybe being really busy.. it can be easy to forget, or put off.. this very important thing

DONT FORGET TO POOP!!

guys: (and some ladies) sit down to pee!!! some people find that sitting down to pee will make them more 'regular' in such conditions as burning man.. your body knows you need to go but you may not


bring some kind of laxative, just incase!




really... think about it...
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Post by TT120 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:42 pm

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Post by lemur » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:44 pm

some stool softener maybe, too.
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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by Savannah » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:52 pm

Pooping Strategy
General Hydration!
Fruit cups (chilled, yum!)
100% Juice boxes
Dried cherries, prunes, etc

You do not have to eat all these forms of fruit in one day. Probably shouldn't unless you're used to it.

If all else fails, a laxative, but bring a gentle one . . . and try all other methods first, 'cause if you overdo it, not being able to leave the biffies on a hot day would be a buzzkill. :shock:
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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by delle » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:10 pm

I struck up a great conversation with a man today in a store who was wearing a tshirt that had a happy looking, arms raised in victory, stick man on it, with the simple phrase "I pooped today".


I do love conversing about poop with strangers.
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Post by lemur » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:13 pm

i think everyone celebrates the victory of the first on playa poop.
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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by digital » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:22 pm

lemur wrote:i think everyone celebrates the victory of the first on playa poop.
Mine came on Friday last year... and I was EA.

Bringing some laxative this time around. It wasn't fun.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:22 pm

delle wrote:I struck up a great conversation with a man today in a store who was wearing a tshirt that had a happy looking, arms raised in victory, stick man on it, with the simple phrase "I pooped today".


I do love conversing about poop with strangers.
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Post by FIGJAM » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:23 pm

Funny you should mention this.

I was curious about the active ingredient in the stuff they give you to prep for a colonoscopy.

Turns out it's polyethelene glycol.

I thought that was what antifreeze was made of, but it's not quite.

Miralax is the over the counter equivilent. 8) :oops: :shock: 8)
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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by lemur » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:29 pm

digital wrote:
lemur wrote:i think everyone celebrates the victory of the first on playa poop.
Mine came on Friday last year... and I was EA.

Bringing some laxative this time around. It wasn't fun.
oh man :-(


that sounds not-good.


were ya eating only cliff bars or something?
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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by Major Krash » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:30 pm

a glass of water with a tablespoon of metamucil and one of tang, in place of orange juice in the morning (or just the metamucil if you hate tang) will yield wonderful things...a joy to deliver (and less mess too!)
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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by mulch » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:32 pm

Take your time. Drink coffee. Don't leave anything in your colonic escrow account.
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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by Savannah » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:47 pm

Good advice.

Don't freak out about it either, though. You'll be eating less, and probably a little differently than in normal life.

I also like the advice about Metamucil in the morning. That stuff's pretty gentle. It's probably not going to work to excess in the normal digestive tract.
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Post by Elderberry » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:04 pm

And equally important, bring some Kaopectate. Just in case you can't stop going!
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Post by lemur » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:10 pm

ah yes.

showing up to the counter with metamucil, prunes, stool softener, laxative and kaopectate..

thatll send some mixed messages.
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Post by geospyder » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:21 pm

jkisha wrote:And equally important, bring some Kaopectate. Just in case you can't stop going!
We travel quite often and a staple in my travel kit is Imodium. Works every time it is needed and with the strange foods I tend to eat it is needed at least once a trip :D
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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by Savannah » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:56 pm

Yep. Don't forget the immodium. :lol:

And the ginger candy for your tummy. Or antacids. Or both.

Basically, assume your whole gastrointestinal tract will give you the finger, and be pleased if it doesn't.
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Post by lemur » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:09 pm

we're doomed!
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:11 pm

Be sure that the ginger candy is the real stuff, made in China. All the lead makes it heavier, so you poop faster.
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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by AntiM » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:16 pm

I bring a variety of ginger (capsules, tea, candies) because it is a wonderful daily anti-inflammatory.

What makes me poop... those little cups of International Delight non-dairy creamer. Slick as can be. I actually have to avoid them, something I didn't know until I had a poop marathon. Not the runs, just poop poop poop!

And yep, hydration and dried fruits are your colon's good friends out there.

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Post by Elderberry » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:18 pm

And this is all the stuff you have to look forward to even if it doesn't rain! :shock:
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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by Savannah » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:33 pm

Yup. Pretty much all of Burning Man small talk is the following.

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Post by C.f.M. » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:55 pm

Epsom salts.

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Post by BoyScoutGirl » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:18 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Be sure that the ginger candy is the real stuff, made in China. All the lead makes it heavier, so you poop faster.
Fishy, your logic is breathtaking.



Oh, and on-topic: like Savannah suggests, drinking lots and lots of water helps you stay regular in addition to everything else it helps with.
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Post by graidawg » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:08 am

I think it is important to announce you are going to the potty to poop. so people don't worry you know?
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Post by Elorrum » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:49 am

TJ's has some nice fruit leather like fiber bars. I bring both stop and go otc solutions, plus pink bismuth (generic pepto) and tums.
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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by ChrissyP » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:33 pm

we found last year that we pooped better in the portos than we do at home... so much so, it was the topic of conversation in our house for a bit..... and we still reminisce..... we think it was the conscious drinking of extra water [START NOW] and all the riding around we did........ I have not been good at drinking water these past few frenzied weeks of packing alllllll the thingsss and so, am making sure to do the pre-cleanse laxatreatment before we go..... woohah!
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:45 pm

You should have thought of that before we left the house. :roll:

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Post by robbidobbs » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:19 am

I bring magnesium tablets with me. Seems to do the job.

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Re: do not forget to poop!

Post by unjonharley » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:03 pm

One of my meals each day on the playa is all seeds and nuts...

Also I like barley or buckwheat for a breakfast..

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