Hi Pimfram, welcome to the board!
I am also 23 and was diagnosed when I was 18 – I was in my first year of uni and had just moved 6 hours north (there are no universities close to my home), was missing my parents, sick, poor and completely lost. This place was a haven for me. I managed to get through my degree and was even offered honours! It was a tough journey but I am stronger and wiser for it.
This disease takes a lot of figuring out but its great news you’re onto some strong meds. I have had to wait 4 years for remicade, because I was with a negligent gastro who neglected my condition, resulting in abscesses, fistulas, multiple surgeries and hospital stays. But I am confident you will have a better journey if you are onto some great healthcare professionals. I wish I had found better specialists earlier.
I know how frustrating it is to feel as if your life is being taken away – or your youth, at least. Even people your age who try to understand will not really get it (no fault of their own). And I, like you, quietly grumble about other people’s grumblings who are my age and live a healthy existence.
Anyway enough rambling, welcome to the boards!