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Mood swings

Is there any correlation between CD and mood swings or depression? I go from feeling ok to a pretty dark place for no apparent reason I can find. And the mood last for about 1.5 weeks then goes away. Not sure if it’s maybe hormonal or maybe there is some connection to CD. It also seems when I stop drinking alcohol coffee and eat really healthy my energy actually plummets.
Any ideas?


Thanks guys

  1. Hi @Lindsay27, I'm so glad you brought this up. I truly feel like depression and mental health aren't talked about enough and it is a real concern for many living with IBD. I found a few articles that I think may help you a bit, not only to understand the link between IBD and mental health, but also to provide some ways to cope with it. If you have any other questions after reading through these, we are always here to help! Sending you the biggest virtual hug.
    Kindly, Crystal (IBD team)

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/mental-health/coping-complementary-alternative-therapies

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/crohns-depression

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/living-depression

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