The article would annoy me too... sounds like you really tried to let this guy know what CD is all about and he does not get it. Many people don't get it.
I do think the IBS vs. IBD is to similar and cane confuse some.
A wife of a cousin of my Hubby's has IBS. I am waiting till I hear some crap from them. I will educate them politely but in m mind want to hit them. I doubt many IBS people give themselves a shot every 2 weeks or poop blood or have more frequent colonoscopies. I don't know much about IBS though. I do know one difference the last letter, ours stands for disease. Big difference in my mind.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica
Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam
I usually post on the UC forum, but who can resist a comment on this topic?
I usually explain the difference nicely once. The second time, or if people don't pay attention the first time and keep nattering on, I smile very sweetly and say something like "Oh, but IBS causes cramping and irregularity. UC causes chronic bloody diarrhea."
Something about that phrase - bloody diarrhea - seems to back all sorts of meddlers off.