I was about
your age when I was diagnosed and I am now almost 35. Like you and others, I have been through alot. I went though 5 doctors before finding the right one for me. I also understand you on the pain. I once had a low tolerance for pain. But after living with Crohn's for this long, I am now tough as nails!
The one thing that has helped me the most is my attitude. My doctor told me that your mind can effect how you feel. Even when I am sick, I try to stay positive and my offical life motto is:
I Choose to be Happy!
Sometimes I have to repeat it several times a day.
I refuse to let this disease take me down!
Hang in there! Take it one day at a time.