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Coping With IBD

Links offering advice, support, and guidance in dealing with the depression and other mental health issues that go hand-in-hand with inflammatory bowel disease.
  1. Books and Reviews (24)
  2. Drug Coupons and Rebates (6)
  3. Feelings About IBD (9)
  4. Guess Who Has IBD? (27)
  5. Holidays With IBD (15)
  6. Pregnancy (11)
  7. Sex, Dating, And IBD (4)
  8. Stress (5)
  9. Talking About IBD (8)
  10. Travel (23)
  11. User Answers (30)
  12. Work, School, And IBD (6)
  13. World IBD Orgs (16)

Health Care Reform Law And Pre-existing Conditions
If you have what's known as a pre-existing condition, the health care reform law passed in March of 2010 may help you to obtain insurance coverage.

iPhone Applications for IBD
Managing your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can seem like a full-time job. You may find the need to turn to different tools and gadgets to help you sort out your symptoms, tests, and medications. If you have an iPhone, you can find an application for just about anything and these iPhone applications for IBD could be just what you're looking...

iPhone Application Radiation Passport Helps Monitor Cancer Risk
If you're concerned about the radiation exposure you're receiving during your routine testing for the maintenance of your IBD, this app can help you keep track.

Remembering to Take Your Medication
Use this simple tip to help you remember to take your medications on time every day.

Create an Emergency Bathroom Kit
A tip about creating a bathroom emergency kit for yourself in case you are out and you need supplies.

Luxury Gifts for People With IBD
People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have to endure a lot -- diarrhea, aches, pains, doctors poking around in places you'd rather they not. There should be some sort of compensation for enduring these hardships and others. How about these luxury items that are sure to make the miseries of IBD a little more bearable.

What Causes Your Flares?
Find out, from the posts in the forum, where people with IBD lay the blame for their flare-ups.

Top 7 Summer Necessities
Summer means long weekends, fragrant nights, and vacations with the family. Summer also means insects, sunburns, and dehydration. Have fun this summer, but take care of yourself too with my picks below.

Bathroom Picks
People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) spend a lot of time in the bathroom. We often make jokes that we should install cable TV, an Internet connection, or other comforts in the smallest room in the house. Here are some practical -- and some not so practical -- accessories and fixtures for your dream bathroom.

Top 10 Comedy Movies to Watch When Home Sick
Your guide offers her picks for the Top 10 movies to watch when you're home sick on the living room couch.

Bathroom Tactics
Finding public restrooms is a serious problem for the disabled as well as persons with bowel or urinary conditions. How can you find a bathroom to use when there isn’t a public facility available?

Keeping Track Of Your Medical Records
Do you know who has your medical records? Do you know what's in them? Learn how you can find out and protect your privacy.

Finding Reliable Health Information on the Internet
Do you research health information on the Internet? Learn how you can vet your sources to be sure you're getting quality information.

Myths About IBD
Is IBD caused by stress? Can you pass your IBD on to someone close to you? Find the answers to these questions and more.

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
You might assume that laughter has long been proven to be beneficial to your health. The truth about connection between humor and health may surprise you.

Packing A Bag For The Hospital
Do you have a bag ready in case you have an unexpected stay in the hospital? Find out what you should -- and shouldn't -- pack for the hospital.

Tips For Beating Fatigue
If you have trouble with persistent fatigue, here are some ideas to try that may help get your energy level up again.

Quick Ways To Clean A Toilet
Dirty toilet? Need a quick clean-up? Use these tips to keep it clean!

IBD Worst-Case Scenario Handbook
What should you do if you have an accident while you're out? What happens if you accidentally make a mess in your friend's bathroom? I have some tips on how to fix these problems and more.

Get Better Sleep At Night
What is stopping you from sleeping better? There are some simple steps that you can take to help yourself get better sleep.

Tips for Sharing a Bathroom
Unfortunately most of us don’t have the means to have our very own private bathroom. That means we must share. Sharing a bathroom with other people when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be stressful, frustrating, and anxiety provoking. And young people, especially those in college, often have to share a bathroom with 3 or more other...

Know Your IBD History
Inflammatory bowel disease does seem to run in families, but it may be difficult to track. Find out how to track the IBD history in your family.

How to Tell Your Friends About IBD
It can be difficult, choosing when and how to tell your friends about your IBD. Use my tips to get some ideas on how you can go about it.

When Prescription Drugs Break the Bank

CCFA Guts & Glory Walks & Runs
inflammatory bowel disease advocacy fundraising walk run charity new york california crohn's and colitis foundation of america local chapters help getting involved

Coping With IBD as a Teen
Kids and teens face special issues with dealing with IBD. Here are some ideas to help them cope with social situations.

Missing School Because Of IBD
Missing class can be a really big problem. What can you do about it?

Normal Bowel Movement
Are you "normal?" Do you even know what a "normal" bowel movement is? Here's a hint: what's normal for you would not be normal for someone else.

Treating Skin Irritation From Diarrhea
Diarrhea from IBD or other conditions can lead to an unexpected side effect -- sore and broken anal skin. Find out how you can treat your sore bottom and break the cycle.

How To Start A Support Group
If you can't find a local IBD support group, you just might have to start your own. Here's my tips on how you can do it.

Things You Should Never Say To Someone Who Has IBD
Most people mean well, but that doesn't mean that they don't say hurtful things. Here are some of the things that people might say to someone who has IBD.

How to Fire Your Doctor
No one likes to find themselves at odds with their physician, but unfortunately it does happen. It can happen for a variety of reasons ranging from poor bedside manner, to blatant mismanagement or misdiagnosis of your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Whatever the reason, firing your doctor is not an easy thing to do, but at times it may be your only choice.

How To Be An Understanding Spouse
As the well spouse in a relationship with someone who has IBD, you have a huge job to do. Learn how you can be the best advocate you can for your spouse.

Keeping Clean After Diarrhea
The constant diarrhea from IBD can lead to sore skin, and here is a gentle way to clean up.

A Change In Seasons May Cause IBD Flare-Ups
Could you experience a flare-up just because the seasons change? Well, yeah, actually.

The Bathroom Dream
It's not uncommon to have dreams about toilets when you have a digestive disease such as IBD.

Tips To Gain Weight When You Have IBD
Do you find yourself needing to gain weight? Share your tips on gaining weight here.

Why IBD Makes You A Better Person
There are some benefits to having IBD, if you know how to find them.

Are You Missing Signs Of Digestive Disease?
Are you able to see your bowel movement when you use the toilet? find out why the color of your toilet may be important.

What To Do In Case Of Bathroom Accidents
A bathroom accident can be managed if you plan ahead and stay calm.

Luca Lashes Visits Mommy in the Hospital
When a parent is hospitalized with IBD, children are often worried and confused. Luca Lashes Visits Mommy in the Hospital is an app for kids that can help them cope with a parent's illness.

Tips To Overcome Discomfort During An Exam
Do you have trouble relaxing during an exam? Here are some ways to cope.

Flushable Wipes -- Should They Really Be Going Down The Drain?
What happens to your bathroom wipes after you flush them down the toilet? You'll be surprised at the answer.

How To Green Your IBD
Do you worry about your impact on the environment? Learn the ways in which you can "green" your IBD.

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