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! Look out for clickable links in this blog, leading to more detailed information! 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 som

Best IBD awareness hashtags to use!

In light of the fact that World IBD Day takes place on May 19th, I’ve been looking for the best / most relevant hashtags to use to get my IBD awareness posts spreading far and wide! I thought I would share these with the community. You are very welcome!

I am delighted to see #IBDSuperHeroes in all 3!

According to All hashtag

 According to Rite Tag

According to Hashtagify 


I hope to see lots of your tweets on the 19th!