Welcome to YoungCrohns: Adventures with a Chronic Illness.
I’m Louise; a passionate advocate and patient of IBD as well as loving coffee, a good face mask and Mac & cheese.
I love sharing my tales and stories of living life with Crohn’s disease and a permeant ileostomy.
This section is dedicated to my own experiences as a patient throughout my almost decade with a chronic illness.
You’ll also find my writings on the subject of advocacy and awareness raising.
The Triple Hi there, hello, welcome. They say things come in threes right? Well, that's definitely true for me and my health. And this year has begun to already feel like the mother of all triples. These last ten days or so have been feeling like a triple, all of it's own. Propranolol At the end of February, I was struggling to get into work. I was becoming more symptomatic with my IBD - Vedolizumab was scheduled but it would be overdue when I'd get into the unit for my infusion - and on top of that my anxiety was raging. One Tuesday morning, I just could not go forward. I couldn't get myself to set foot in the building. I had a breakdown and was signed off sick. My GP who reviewed me gave me some beta blockers - Propranaolol - to help calm me down. Being off work was stressful and leaving me guilt ridded - as per usual - but a week into my course of Propranaolol I was getting short of breathe and finding it very difficult to get to and stay asleep. Each day was more and … [Read More...] about Life Lately | The Triple