Just a flare update

It’s been three weeks since I finished my last course of prednisolone and two and a half weeks since I started showing symptoms again. I’ve been flaring fully for about a week and a half now and it doesn’t look like it’s going away on its own. The problem is, I’m starting to become used to it so my control over my diet is slipping which means I’ve been allowing myself to have things I know I really shouldn’t. It hasn’t made me any worse (yet), but I know it’s not going to help me feel any better. I don’t know if it’s worth me call the helpline again because they might just say what they did last time which was that they can’t do anything else until I get worse.
I feel a bit stuck in IBD limbo at the moment, and unsure of what to do. I suppose the best thing for me is to take control of my diet again and be stricter with myself. Make sure I stick to my safe foods, like soup and tea, and try to rest as much as I can, even if I am working.

It’s Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week! #IBDVisible

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Hey everyone! 

Today I’m talking about IBD awareness because National Crohn’s & Colitis awareness week starts today! National Crohn’s & Colitis awareness week was passed by the US Senate in November 2011 making December 1st through the 7th a week to raise IBD awareness and recognize the efforts of those who care for and support patients living with Inflammatory bowel disease. 

This is the 5th National Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness week. Whoo-dee-whooooo! 

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