Yup!!! My GI said I fell into the chronic inflammation due to Crohn's disease going on for 12 yrs before IBS reared it's ugly head my way, plus they say it can very a very inherited syndrome, as my daughter, grandchild and 2 sisters and quite a few cousins that all only have IBS in my blood relatives....but there are also bowel issues on my husbands side of the family as well, along with depression and other horrible sufferings.
It's quite heartbreaking really
I guess you could even say that in my particular case the way my health took a dive was from a fairly young age to having the most painful and huge areas of my skin affecting, neck, chest, belly button area, inside elbows and wrists, between fingers, butt cheeks and back of knees and ankles with bloody puss very
open and quite deep ulcers-ish looking rashes, I was like a walking flesh eating disease, like a zombie and in a lot of physical and emotional pain and cognitive issues all the way into my teenaged years and slowly or seemingly growing out of the severe contact dermatitis-severe eczema as I progressed into my teenager years I was around 15 yrs old when the perianal crohn's skin tags began to appear and then disappear with no change in my bowels, my bowels were very good and completely normal and controllable for me until my early 20's about
a yr after I had my first baby....then all hell broke loose.
I was doomed I think from quite early on in my life, my first ever diarrhea was a young toddler when my mom weaned me on to cows milk and I was lactose intolerant causing the diarrhea and bring me to where I am now....guess I've leaned more on the sickly side as a result, but hey, that's life.....it's just all part of the challenges thanks to some fungi and environmental issues and possibly some genetic factors as well is how it looks and seems to be now.