Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can make the thought of leaving the house — whether for work, education, or even just to go to the shops — a little daunting. There are a number of things you can do to help reduce stress and anxiety, enabling you to be more confident when out in public for long periods of time, or even to take a holiday! IBD shouldn’t stop you from doing the things you like.
Pack some supplies: IBD can be unpredictable at times, which means uncomfortable symptoms can occur unexpectedly. Make a ’just in case’ kit for those emergency moments. Items you might want to consider packing include: