How do you balance going to college while also having Crohn's disease?

Crohn's Disease (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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  • Alli195cat


    It's hard. I was working and being in treatment and in school until I took a semester off. Balance is hard, but possible.

  • CrohnsGirl24


    Very difficult balancing college and Crohns, but definitely possible. Just make sure to take breaks from studying often. I always got very stressed and that made everything worse. I did find that pharmacy school was more understanding of my disease than undergrad was. Although I went through the accessibility office and had help which was needed. I was able to talk to all of my professors and tell them I might miss some classes due to Crohns flares. And also was able to get some extra time during exams in case I needed to use the bathroom during them.

  • IBDoingBetter


    It was a very difficult road but you can do it, I am you in the future and I am graduating in 4 weeks. It can be very hard though. I worked 2 jobs, did research and did all my classes and it burned me out. There were a lot of days I didn't want to wake up in the morning because I felt so bad and looking back I don't know how I did it. One piece of advice is that you may want to try a smaller school. I went to IU and it was so big and I was very lonely and it made everything more difficult. I am taking a class at a smaller school to finish my degree and they are much more friendly and accommodating and it is less stressful

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