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No Diagnoses yet but question...

I haven't been diagnosed yet but I wanted to ask, if I am diagnosed will treatment help? I can't bare to think I have this terrible disease and I am looking to see if at least medication can stop the urgency to visit the toilet and allow me to have a normal life?!

Do meds control it and can people have normal lives? I don't want it to impact my family, wife and small child....

  1. Hi , thank you so much for reaching out. Everyone living with Crohn's or colitis is different. While, unfortunately, there is no cure for IBD, treatments can be very effective for many people and they go on to live their lives in remission. What we hear most in the beginning of a diagnosis is that it's all trial and error. Figuring out which foods you can tolerate and which ones you can't tolerate, can be really beneficial to controlling your symptoms. The same goes for different medications. Make sure to discuss all of your options with your physician. I know you aren't diagnosed yet, but I'm including some articles here that might be helpful for someone who is newly diagnosed.
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/advice-newly-diagnosed/
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/newly-diagnosed-support/
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/elizabeth-letter-to-self/
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/crohns-ruin-fun-times/
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/still-healthy/

    I hope this helps. Please reach out to us anytime and do keep us updated on how you're doing! We're all here for you. Sending hugs and positive vibes. - Pam (team member)

    1. Totally understand all of your fears !

      IBD can be difficult to treat, as what works for one person may not work for the next. That said, there are so many treatment options available, so the chances are good that you will find one that suits you and improves your symptoms. This should include the frequency, urgency, blood etc.

      Best of luck with your colonoscopy!

      - Sahara (team member)

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