Attending special events

Special occasions such as weddings, graduations and holidays are something to look forward to, but they can also be stressful. This in turn can lead to flare-upsTerm to describe episodes when the symptoms of a condition worsen.. It helps to plan ahead:

  • Carry all your medicines and other supplies you might need
  • Locate the bathrooms as soon as you arrive
  • Eat slowly and in small amounts
  • Avoid too much alcohol
  • Make sure you can get home if you need to leave earlier than planned.

These social occasions may bring together friends and relatives who do not understand the problems you face. It may be helpful for you to talk to them in advance about your condition and how you feel.