By Tina Aswani Omprakash, as told to Stephanie Watson

In 2005, I was fresh out of college and had just landed a prime job on Wall Street. My life should have been peaking. But inside, I felt decades older than my 21 years.

I’d had strange symptoms since I was about 8 years old — joint pain and eye issues that had no obvious cause. Now I was also getting bouts of digestive symptoms. I had acid reflux, and I bounced back and forth between constipation and diarrhea.

I went to my primary care doctor, who sent me a GI specialist. In June 2006,…


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