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,…