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What people with IBD should know

I am often asked, “What would you tell someone recently diagnosed with IBD?” So, this is what I think you should know!

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For many, a definitive diagnosis is a massive relief after a long period of being unwell. This does not mean that acceptance is easy, after all, you have just been diagnosed with a chronic disease which has no cure. Do NOT panic, we’ve got this, life is not over!
It is worth pointing out that no two IBD patients’ lives are the same. The disease does not always manifest in the same way, and the fact that a treatment works for one person does not mean it will work for another. This makes IBD notoriously difficult to treat. That said, some IBD patients may have one flare, find the right medication straight away and never have another, and that is fantastic!
For the rest of us, being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis may mean some lifestyle changes and some steep learning …

When you feel like giving up, don’t!

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The Additional Stress of Moving and Busy Times

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Is it all in my head?

IBDRelief | Sahara Fleetwood-Beresford - My IBD Story

Grieving for my Pre-UC Life

Fatigue PLUS the Change in Seasons

Feeling lonely is more normal than you think

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