Tomorrow we go to the inlaws, and last time I was there, I stressed myself (unknowingly) into a super-IBS that took weeks to recover from (I suppose it might also have been food poisoning, but nobody else was affected).
When I eventually saw a doctor, she gave me these pills- hydroxyzine HCL- and I haven't taken them because I don't want to tell my husband, and I know I can't be responsible for kids after taking them. I figured I'd take them nights when I knew I'd be stressed or excited (but only when my husband is around to be responsible for the kids), and that way I'd force-calm myself and avoid the IBS issues.
Anybody? She said they weren't addictive- that was imperative for me- she would have given me just about anything, which was a strange sort of kid-in-the-candy-store feeling.
I'm worried not only about the lack of plans and structure up there, and my social anxiety and extreme introversion in constant crowds and very little alone time, but also nasty political stuff that stresses me out. And I'm trying to plan the last week before a VBS here when I'm up there.