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Links to online groups where you can meet and talk to other people who suffer from IBD and related conditions.
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Doctor Appointment - Get The Most From Your Doctor Appointment
When you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) you will need to have regular doctor appointments with a gastroenterologist. How do you prepare for these doctor appointments to make sure you get all of your questions answered?

Items Allowed on Flexible Spending Accounts
You can pay for certain digestive disease-related items with your Flexible Spending Account, including laxatives, antacids, antidiarrheals, hemorrhoid treatments, and lactose intolerance treatments.

Whizzer
Whizzer is an iPhone application for IBD that helps users to find clean and available restrooms in any location around the world.

Find a Bathroom Online
If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) , getting out of your house can be difficult when you aren't well enough to be far from a bathroom. Thankfully, there are now many web sites that you can use to find public bathrooms online. Whether you are just going out

GI Monitor iPhone Application for IBD
GI Monitor is an iPhone application for IBD that helps patients keep track of their symptoms and create reports to email to their doctor.

Free Email Course: Crohn's Disease 101
Are you newly diagnosed with Crohn's disease or interested in learning more about inflammatory bowel disease? Sign up for my newsletter course, and have an email with a new lesson about Crohn's disease delivered to your mailbox each morning. Topics include diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and living with Crohn's.

Free Email Course: Ulcerative Colitis 101
Are you newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis or interested in learning more about inflammatory bowel disease? Sign up for my newsletter course, and have an email with a new lesson about ulcerative colitis delivered to your mailbox each morning. Topics include diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, coping, and living with ulcerative colitis.

Is IBD Covered Under the ADA?
In recent years, the changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) now includes inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Support Groups
If you live with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a support group of people like you can be a huge boost to your self-esteem and a cure for your feelings of isolation.

About.com IBD Forum
A place to discuss anything and everything related to IBD. Lifestyle, drugs, complications, diet, and more.

Crohn's and Colitis Community
A discussion board by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

Crohn's Disease Online Support Group - MD Junction
The Crohn's Disease support group offers many ways of interacting and sharing knowledge with others who are also dealing with the same issues, it’s your chance to be around people who are in your spot and understand you best.

Healingwell.com - Crohn's Disease
This forum for discussing Crohn's disease is very active and moderated.

Healingwell.com - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
An active and moderated forum and chatroom for discussions related to IBS.

Healingwell.com - Ostomies
This forum is not very active, but it is heavily moderated. It also has a chat room, but no scheduled chats.

Healthboards.com - Cancer: Colon & Rectal
This board is becoming more active and is moderated.

Healingwell.com - Ulcerative Colitis
This forum is not as active as some others, but is heavily moderated.

Healthboards.com - Digestive Disorders
This moderated forum is fairly active, and covers a variety of digestive disorders.

Healthboards.com - IBS Board
A fairly active, moderated forum for people with IBS.

IBD Sucks!
A large, very active message board for discussion of all aspects of IBD.

IBS Message and Bulletin Board
A very active message board to discuss diet, recipes, hypnotherapy and yoga for IBS moderated by Heather Van Vorous, author of "Eating Right for IBS."

IBS Self Help Group Forum
A very active moderated forum for discussion of all apects of IBS. Also has a chatroom and an email list (with Yahoo Groups).

IBS Support Group
A message board designed to help people with IBS form or join a face-to-face support group in their local area.

IBS Tales
IBS Tales is a place to share experiences of IBS, the terrible and embarrassing, as well as the happy stories where sufferers have found help through dietary changes, supplements or other therapy.

Rds-forum.de - Reizdarmsyndrom
A moderately active forum for IBS in German.

Stool Logger iPhone Application for IBD
With this application you can keep a log of your stools and run an analysis.

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.

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

A Look Back At Significant IBD Events In 2011
It was a banner year in IBD, as several events happened that will alter the course of IBD advocacy and public awareness.

Evaluating Health Websites
Could you tell a good health website from a bad one? There are a few ways that you can determine if a website is one you want to bookmark, or leave behind.

What You Need To Know About The Affordable Care Act
How does the Affordable Care Act affect how you will buy health insurance?

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