I have CD, My Mom had CD, her cousin has CD, the cousin's son has UC and their Uncle had what was then called Tuberculosis of the intestines, this was before Crohn's was discovered. Then about 3 years ago, My Dad was diagnosed with AS, so basically I hit the genetic jackpot as far as autoimmune diseases go. I'm watching my two daughters like a hawk.
And my older daughter was serious with one guy who was just diagnosed with IBD, at this point the doctor isn't sure if its UC or CD. I'm still hoping they don't get back together. He's a sweetheart and treated her like a queen, but oh lord, the genetic pool those kids would be swimming in!!!
CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....