https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WYPwSZVUXE In this The Dallas Rae Way, health and fitness vlogger Dallas takes a break from the usual topics to talk about her journey with Crohn's disease. She shares the frustration she felt when her body was failing her and how desperately ill she became. She narrowly avoided having an ostomy bag fitted. MORE: Learning to feel comfortable with a feeding tube in public. Dallas shares her story with the hope that others who are experiencing Crohn's flares or suffer from an autoimmune disease realize that there is light at the end of the tunnel. She describes the medication she's taken to help try and control her flares, but eventually, she turned to using medical marijuana and saw a dramatic improvement in her health and was able to control her symptoms and gain weight. MORE: How doctors monitor inflammatory bowel disease. IBD News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.