Hey Crohniegurl97 when you were originally diagnosed were you diagnosed using biopsies? If so, then you have Crohns. There is NO cure for Crohns, once you got it, you have it for life.
I once enjoyed a nearly 20 year remission. My mistake was not staying on some type of maintenance med, as my remission ended with an emergency resection. So yes folks can have long remissions, and it sounds like you have been a little luckier too. By the way, since my resections I now have IBS too. My GI calls them mechanical problems. In other words too much stress, the wrong food can cause me to have a few bad days every so often. So you are not alone. And NO, IBS does not cause fistulas or narrowing. I am pretty sure you have Crohns. I have never done the IBD Serology 7 test.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!