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Have you practiced more or less self-care since you received your IBD diagnosis?

Curious to hear how your #UlcerativeColitis or #CrohnsDisease has affected how often you engage in self-care activities.
#InflammatoryBowelDiseaseIBD #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Anxiety #DistractMe #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth

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10 reasons to join the Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group

1. It’s full of other people with connections to IBD.
2. It’s a safe forum to ask any and all IBD questions.
3. It’s a way to connect with others on the Mighty community.
4. I’m one of the group leaders (living with #UlcerativeColitis ), and I’m pretty cool.
5. We want to normalize talking about poop.
6. We do Q&As with partners like Girls with Guts.
7. It’s a small but “Mighty” community that we want to grow.
8. It’s supportive.
9. Why not?
10. Do it today!

You can search the groups to join. #CrohnsDisease #InflammatoryBowelDiseaseIBD #ChronicIllness #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS

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What is something you wish people knew about living with Crohn's?

What is something you wish people knew about living with Crohn's?

Your response may be used in an article or video on The Mighty.

#CrohnsDisease #ChronicIllness

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April 11th, 2024 Review + Thoughts

Today was rough and got progressively worse throughout the day unfortunately.
I was exhausted and felt like I couldn’t even have the strength to move when I woke up,
It’s partly my fault as I pushed myself too hard yesterday.
So the start of my day was met with immediate exhaustion even after sleeping but not like a morning tiredness,
This fatigue had a strength to it that was rather more severe than normal but it seems my fatigue is getting worse but periodically as I go to sleep and wonder how much energy I will have when I wake up.
If I even have the strength to get out bed on time.
It’ll happen without a direct reason at times as well.
Besides my fatigue my day got a little better as I was in an okay and a good mood when I finally got out of bed which was really late.
I was feeling alright and was going to do something fun.
But then a wave of sadness and anxiety washed over me after my traumatic stress got triggered by loud noises again that sounded very similar to what I heard when experiencing the traumatic event.
My mood immediately shifted as I recoiled back from my happy mood to some place else.
Sad, anxious, and alone.
I managed to calm myself before I could have a panic attack using coping skills but this sadness was so heavy it absorbed all my happiness like a sponge.
I was anxious as I then isolated myself away from others because of the heavy sadness and the uneasy feeling I was experiencing.
This flashback was a bit different than the others as the others are more intense and very vivid with what I start to see.
But for this flashback my surroundings were a little seen as the environment of the traumatic event but not nearly as heavy as what I would call an emotional flashback.
Feeling the same emotions and hurt I experienced like I was reliving it.
It was more the emotions I relived and not the sight or sounds.
It just really ruined my attempt of trying to make my day enjoyable.
So for the rest of the day I just isolated myself; still feeling those emotions.
But then my stomach starts hurting really bad and I was feeling nauseous and a bit lightheaded out of nowhere as I sweated a bit.
It came and went about three times lasting 30 minutes each before I finally got some peace.
As I’m typing this my energy is just really low and I can’t type anymore.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better. 🦋
#MentalHealth #InflammatoryBowelDiseaseIBD #CrohnsDisease #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Anxiety #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain

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