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

IBD awareness hashtags for World IBD Day 2019


Last year, I researched hashtags for World IBD Day that people could use on social media to help increase the reach of their posts.

Those are obviously out of date now, as new hashtags appear all of the time, and popularity changes, so I have done it again for this year!

Please note that these hashtags have been generated using, what I consider the most common IBD awareness hashtag to be, #IBDawareness. The hashtags below are the most commonly used and far-reaching hashtags associated with it.

Of course, I will always urge you to use #IBDSuperHeroes, as that's the tag I search for using the IBDSuperHeroes Instagram account, which I then re-gram from.

According to Hashtagify:
According to RiteTag:

According to Keyhole:
In conclusion

These are the 20 hashtags I will be using in my IBD awareness posts tomorrow on World IBD Day! I can then add another 10 based on the content of my post, and whether I am talking about specific symptoms or my stoma etc. You're very welcome to copy and paste this list!

#WorldIBDDay
#IBDSuperHeroes
#IBDAwareness
#IBD
#Crohns
#Colitis
#CrohnsDisease
#UlcerativeColitis
#IBDBeyondBorders
#MakingTheInvisibleVisible
#InflammatoryBowelDisease
#IBDWarrior
#IBDVisible
#CrohnsColitis
#WorldIBDDay2019
#LivingWithIBD
#ItTakesGuts
#IBDAwarenessMonth
#InvisibleIllness
#ChronicIllness