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Does being very stressed out and overwhelmed really cause Crohn's to get worse?

  1. Hi ,
    Although many people have different triggers, stress can certainly be one. Here is an article that you may be able to relate to; https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/the-stress-mess/. We are so sorry that this is happening!
    Meagan, InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member

    1. I think so. I have also talked to others who suggest it might. I don't think that's the only factor. I think there are many other elements that contribute to issues. You can be calm as a lake and still have issues. But, all other things being equal, stress can exacerbate what is already going on.

      Best,
      Matt (Team Member)

      1. Stress is my Number One trigger for a Crohn's flare-up, followed closely by large portions, simple carbs, and whipping cream. We all have unique experiences, but I have found that surrounding myself with gardening, singing, reading, and good friends goes a long way toward preventing flares.

        1. It's so important to prioritize self-care and surround ourselves with good/supportive friends... it really can make all the difference!! Thanks so much for sharing. - Pam (team member)

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