when my husband and I started dating, was when I first began to have symptoms and then was dx'd within 5 mos of us dating. I was 24 and I kept it to myself I eventually told him within the year........he wondered why I would be yawning at dinner sometimes, though we would go out a lot with eachother and our friends and I was mildly flaring a few bm's a day sometimes bad but most of the time good, except for a few months.
If I did happen to be single and I was dating, I would probably wait a few months and then let them know that I do have a chronic illness and explain what it means to me and what I would need from them (empathy and understanding and not taking stuff personally). But I tend to take a while to warm up to people and tend to keep stuff private, which my husband is not a mind reader so it doesn't always work well for me. So maybe after a month would be better, gives you time to figure out if you like the person or not and if you want to spend more time with them. Probably not the best to go over in the first few dates, when you are just seeing if you are compatible. Just my opinion.
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Imuran 100mg 1xday;Remicade tests pending;Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday;
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 ; prev. Asacol 4800mg day
Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.