Working with Crohn's disease

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Hello,

I have recently started a new job and it seems this has triggered my Crohn's to be even worse. I am finding it very embarrassing to be constantly going to the bathroom. I try to be as discreet as possible but I am sure people have noticed...

What to do? How do you work when your Crohn's is bad? 

Beginning of the discussion - 22/08/2019

Working with Crohn's disease

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Just tell people. You may even find one or two others out there! It’s one way to start a conversation!

Working with Crohn's disease

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I know this is late, but I agree with Crazyjane. You sit down with your boss and HR if you have them and you explain to them exactly what you have, what happens to you during an attack and what you need to be a productive worker. After all, you're telling them how you can be the best employee for them, so its for their benefit. I hope this helps!

Working with Crohn's disease

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Has anyone had any experience with having the "talk" with their employer?

Working with Crohn's disease

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@napoleon I'm actually interested in this, because I started a new job just as the lockdown started, so I barely met any of my colleagues in person and I've been in home office ever since. I had a flare up a bit ago but as I was fortunately at home and managed to handle it. I haven't really had the chance yet to talk to my boss about it and I feel like it'd be a better conversation to have in person than over a video chat or a work-related call.

What do you all think?