Did you know that more than 70% of people with IBD have reported bathroom accidents (fecal incontinence)? Did you also know that only around 20% ask for help from their physicians? It’s a sensitive topic, to be sure, which is why I offer advice on how to cope with this problem and how to avoid it in the first place. If you’re struggling with this issue I have tips that you can use today but the best advice is to talk to your doctor about it (and I discuss that also!).
2:53: IBD is not a pooping disease!
3:34: 8AM classes — everyone else hates them ‘cause they’re hung over. You hate them because IBD.
4:28: Contact the student services office at your university about getting accommodations.
5:19: IBD is covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act, which means that you can ask for reasonable accommodations.
6:23: Yeah, I’m gonna come down on coffee and how it affects your digestive tract.
8:18: Not eating/drinking in the morning: how that can be good or bad depending on circumstances.
10:13: Why a lack of appetite can work against you during an IBD flare-up.
12:00: What should come with you when you leave the house?
16:32: Making your IBD emergency kit.
22:40: Vegan Ostomy coping with a leaking appliance in his car at Canada’s Wonderland (I thought he did a full change but actually he was able to change the bag) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55jpoNZCryw
23:19: The mental aspect of dealing with bathroom accidents is probably the most difficult one to overcome.
*#AboutIBDPodcast on stress relief with Dr Tiffany Taft: https://soundcloud.com/amber-j-tresca/episode-11-final-mixed
*What To Do In Case Of Bathroom Accidents: https://www.verywell.com/what-to-do-in-case-of-bathroom-accidents-1942902
*Fecal Incontinence And IBD: https://www.verywell.com/fecal-incontinence-and-ibd-1943008
*The Restroom Access Act: https://www.verywell.com/the-restroom-access-act-1942432
*IBD Worst-Case Scenario Handbook: https://www.verywell.com/ibd-worst-case-scenario-handbook-1942892
*Is Caffeine Bad For Your IBD? https://www.verywell.com/is-caffeine-bad-for-your-ibd-1942678
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