You either have a bacterial overgrowth problem or a yeast overgrowth problem. Starve out either with the Specific Carbohydrate diet, and supplement with a good probiotic.
I experienced fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with my current colitis flare. I didn't take any meds, and after three weeks of being on the diet my CFS symptoms and colitis is gone!!
Pharmacy Student, Class of 2009. Diagnosed 8/99. Suffered for almost 10 years. I am currently on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and am nearing remission. I feel fantastic! I have lost so many years to this disease. I decided to become a pharmacist to understand these drugs, and to help fellow sufferers of IBD. My goal is to open up a pharmacy and take care of my patients(particularly explaining what the drugs do to you), compound special medications, and have a great practice. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE SCD DIET? IT HAS PUT ME IN REMISSION AND I PLAN ON GETTING OFF THE ASACOL SOON TOO! (In remission since 2/15/08)
Meds 3200 mg Asacol, 2.5 mg Prednisone. Doc wanted to put me on 6-mp or Remicade, but I refused to take the medications! For me, diet works...