Just made the 25 mark (dx'ed 18 days before my 26th b-day). I have had stomach and D problems since birth. My mom was 18 when I was born and they all told her that her anxiety from being a young mother was stressing me out and that was the issue. Ha!
I thought D was normal. I didn't even go to the dr. because of the D. I went to the rheumy sure I had RA (my arthritis was bad and my mom has RA). When I walked out with a possible diagnosis of UC and an appt. for a colonoscopy, I was shocked.