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Let Your Doctor Know How You're Doing

Tell your doctor about any symptoms you have. They could be side effects of a drug or a sign of a medical problem caused by Crohn's. Your doctor may want to do tests or adjust your treatment so you can feel better.

Take Care of Stress

Everyone has stress. On top of that, you have the stress that comes with Crohn's disease.

Stress does not cause Crohn's, but it can make you feel worse. Get regular exercise and do things that help you relax, like yoga and meditation.  You handle problems better when you're rested, so make sleep a priority.

People who are both depressed and anxious are more likely to have flares, research shows. If you're feeling down or upset about Crohn's (or anything else), let your family and friends know how they can support you. Don't hesitate to get help from your doctor or a counselor who is an expert in helping people with Crohn's or other long-term conditions.

You may also want to join a support group. You get a chance to talk to other people who know what you're going through because they've been there, too.