An Interview With… Marnix Lawrence

I recently responded to a tweet asking for people with IBD to help with some research looking at the perception of exercise among sufferers.  This led to me being interviewed over Skype by the lovely Marnix, who himself has Crohns Disease.  I answered the questions he needed for his research and it was great to … Continue reading An Interview With… Marnix Lawrence

Super Smoothies?

I've been trying to up my fruit and vegetable intake recently. Anyone with Crohns/an ileostomy will know this can be tricky as many are off limits for different reasons - too much fibre, skins have to be removed, blockage causers - the list goes on. One way I have started to get more of the … Continue reading Super Smoothies?

BlogMas Day Nine – Spoonie Christmas Challenge

WHAT ILLNESSES DO YOU SUFFER WITH? I have rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns disease, an ileostomy, ostopenia, high blood pressure and iritis WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST 'CURE' SOMEONE HAS EVER OFFERED YOU? Well according to one GP I saw (yes a doctor), I shouldn't need a bone scan because I am too young to suffer from these issues! … Continue reading BlogMas Day Nine – Spoonie Christmas Challenge

What Is Body Confidence?

I was in a relationship for years with a man who I believe may have narcissistic tendancies. A man who emotionally abused me. First, came the love bombing. The constant adoration, the you are so amazing and look, so am I taking you on expensive holidays and dates (which to be honest, are not really … Continue reading What Is Body Confidence?

My Periods and IBD by Guest Blogger Louise A.K.A. Crohnsfighting

This week I wanted to do a series of posts about periods and contraception.  Often, our chronic illnesses can affect these but it isn't an area that has been looked into and a lot of doctors do not understand how much our lives can be affected by them.  I asked for people who could share … Continue reading My Periods and IBD by Guest Blogger Louise A.K.A. Crohnsfighting

Methotrexate

Low dose Methotrexate (25mg or less once a week) is used to treat a range of joint, skin and bowel conditions.  This includes rheumatoid diseases, Crohn's disease and severe psoriasis.  In higher doses it is used to treat cancer. I was put on Methotrexate when I was 14 years of age.  I remember it being the first time … Continue reading Methotrexate