How the Stress of Living in a Racist World Is Harming Black People with IBD

Our issues range from trigger foods to trigger news, and there’s no prescription or steroid to alleviate the pain that often follows.Share on PinterestDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve found it especially hard to find the positive in dark situations. However, I have found a love for hiking and have a pretty awesome group of...

How Online Support Groups Can Help During an IBD Flare-Up

There’s nowhere else you can write about being stuck on the toilet in a flare and have someone reply: “Me too. We’ve got this!”Share on PinterestI was diagnosed with in 2015 when I was 19 years old, after my bowel perforated due it being so severely diseased. I had been unknowingly living with...

5 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Defeated by Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Share on PinterestLiving well with the and consists of a lot of trial and error. Finding your perfect treatment and lifestyle combination is like putting together a puzzle. Finding a piece that fits is exciting, but sometimes it feels like you try piece after piece that does not fit.A few of...

6 Women Share the Emotional Side of a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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There is no ‘right’ way to respond to a new diagnosis. Any emotions you are feeling are entirely valid.Share on PinterestWhen you receive a diagnosis, the conversation often focuses on the physical experiences of disease. You may be faced with an overwhelming amount of new information about symptoms, treatment plans, and drug side...

5 Reasons Everyone with IBD Should Be Offered Therapy

We could all use a little help processing the life changing reality of a serious diagnosis.Share on PinterestWhen I think back to the day I received a diagnosis of , there are a few memories that stick out in my mind.The doctor handing me medication without really explaining what it was.Googling Crohn’s disease in...