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JJNotStrike6 karma

As a person with an IBD, thank you for doing this AMA. I'm so glad it is being discussed more often than it was in the past. I still deal with people (including my two roommates and best friend) who think that my issues are due to my diet or not doing this or that.

My question for you is: if you have encountered friends or family that don't understand your issue (pass it off as a minor issue or something), how do you respond to them?

I've struggled with trying to explain that it's not just about the pooping, it's also the abdominal pain, the blood, the inability to hold bowel movements.

Any suggestions?