I am at the point where I will tell whoever. I seriously don't care. I didn't choose to have this, and it doesn't necessarily make me who I am, but when people know about
it they understand me SO much better.
Usually whenever it comes up I'll just be like, "I have Crohn's Disease..." and if they don't know what that is, I'll say it's a disease where your immune system attacks your digestive tract, and mine happens to be in my colon which means I'm the queen of diarrhea city.
I am a very sarcastic person so I usually deliver the info in kind of a funny way, which makes people more comfortable with it. Usually I find that if I'M cool about
it, THEY'RE cool about
it. Everybody poops and everybody knows how awful it is to feel crappy, so they're usually understanding. The key is that if you're awkward about
it, they will be too.
28 Year old Female
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Recent possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Tried Meds: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas.
Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently on: 30mg Prednisone (Tapering SLOWLY from 40), Psyllium Seed Powder, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D/Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention).