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Hi, my name is elaine1963!

elaine1963 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi i have Crohns ive been ill for 4yrs they are still trying to get my medication right on top of that i had to leave my job would love some advice on coping with crohns and with any help i can get with money . I feel totaly useless 


  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,799 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @elaine1963, and welcome! Sorry to hear that you had to leave your job and that you're feeling so unwell. I'm sure you'll know of Crohns and Colitis UK who have some great support and guidance on coping, and you might also like to chat to @Nasmamu, @milkmaid and @Judyb. We have lots of community members with bowel diseases, so I hope it helps to at least know you're not alone.

    In terms of financial support, the online benefits calculator is a great place to start: you just add in your details and it'll tell you what you may be entitled to. Hope this helps! 
  • Nasmamu
    Nasmamu Member Posts: 45 Connected
    Hi @elaine1963
    Sorry to hear about your medical problems. I have had crohns since 2006 and have been through the run of emotions you are probably going through. There IS light at the end of the tunnel i promise you. I got so bad i was minutes away from suicide but now although life isnt perfect its much improved. Any questions please feel free to ask. And please stay strong.