Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Anxiety and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How to Cope

Anxiety...if you have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) you probably know this word very well. It's the feeling of having to worry about whether the bathrooms will be accessible everywhere you go. It's the feeling of not wanting to leave the house for fear of having an accident in public. It's the feeling of urgency that comes right before you have to run to the bathroom. It's the feeling of wondering when the next flare is going to rear its ugly head. Feelings of anxiety are hard to get away from when you have IBD, especially during a flare. Here are a few tips to help reduce that anxiety...even if just a little bit.

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