10 tips to feel better during flare-Ups
Flares are a frustrating, unfortunate reality with Crohn’s. Here are some tips to help you the next time you find yourself in a flare-up.
You’ve had weeks on end symptom free, but you know it can’t stay this way forever. As people living with Crohn’s disease, we are often waiting for the other shoe to drop. When will Crohn’s rear its ugly head once again?
Flares are a frustrating, unfortunate reality with Crohn’s. To help you the next time you find yourself in a flare-up, we spoke with 10 different patient advocates living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to get their top tips for self-care during a Crohn’s flare.
Listen to your body
“Listen to your body. Knowing when to slow down and rest is so important,” IBD advocate Jaime Weinstein tells HealthCentral. “Far too often I’ve run on all cylinders firing and ran straight into a wall because I didn’t heed warnings.”
Learning your personal flare signs is important because it can help you minimize your flare severity if you catch it early enough. For example, when I feel my left knee start to ache from joint pain, I recognize a flare could be coming on and try to take it easy.
Say ‘no’ and delegate
Christy Stone, also known as Crohnie Bologna IBD, recommends delegating tasks so that the important “to dos” on your list are covered and off your plate. Don’t be afraid to say “no” to anything extra outside of what is absolutely necessary to get done.
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