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“My Disease is Worse than Yours!!!”

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“My Disease is Worse than Yours!!!” Person Number One: I’m having a really hard time. The doctor put me on Prednisone again. This is my second time in two years! Person Number Two: Big deal! I’ve been on the stuff for two years straight with no sign of getting off of them anytime soon. Person Number Three: Well, you…

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Dear IBD Friend, YES! You Are Still Lovable.

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 Dear IBD Friend, I wanted to write this letter today to remind you that yes! You are still lovable. I’ve read your stories on message boards and support groups far too many times. Your story is one where you thought you’d found the love of your life… only to have that person leave you after your diagnosis. It’s a…

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Patients: The “Real” Experts

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Experts by Experience I was browsing some Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) support groups this week and stumbled across an interesting question. It wasn’t what the person was asking, but how it was asked. They prefaced it with something along the lines of, “I could ask my doctor, but I want to hear from the real experts. The patients who…

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IBD vs “Stomach Flu”

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The Difference Between IBD & Stomach Flu Patients living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) have a strong message they’d like to share with the rest of the world: IBD is not the “stomach flu.” Not even close. Gastroenteritis, as the stomach flu is officially known, is most commonly caused by a virus. I will be using the terms interchangeably….

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