I agree with the other posters. I was dating someone for a while, and he always knew I had Crohns but I never quite told him that I would spend hours in the bathroom, and all that goes along with it. As far as he was concerned I just always had a "tummy ache" Then one day he called me and told me he had just looked up crohns online and researched it, he was actually in tears because of all the things he read, and was honestly hurt that I didnt explain everything to him. I told him it was mostly because I was embarrassed, and at the time almost humiliating for me to talk about
it. As hard as it may be, its better just to be upfront and honest because eventually its all going to come out, and Id rather have an embarrassing moment or emergency with someone who knows exactly whats going on and understands, then with someone who is completely ignorant to it.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Humira (bi-weekly)