My colonoscopy showed no active disease despite my symptoms and blood work, which suggest otherwise. I’m confused, frustrated and feel guilty – I should feel better that the Crohn’s is in remission, but I’d be happier if I was in remission and symptom free. Speaking to my doc afterwards, she was confused too - I have been diagnosed with IBS in addition to Crohn’s, but the last time I knew that Crohn’s was in remission (and therefore that the IBS was the culprit), the pain was on the other side of my stomach and my blood work was more normal. I do have a handful of other autoimmune diseases, so I guess it’s possible one of those is causing the elevated sed rate. The doctor took some biopsies, stool cultures and blood … I’ll get the full results this coming Friday, but based on the scope I’m not expecting answers.
At this point I don’t know what else to do, so I’m seriously considering doing an elimination diet, but each website I look at suggests a different list of foods to start with. Some say lamb, pears and rice only. Some say to start with more varied proteins, vegetables and starches. Some say 2 weeks minimum before adding new foods and some say 1 month. about the only thing they agree on is no gluten containing grains, but I’ve been gluten free for the past 6 years. Has anyone done an elimination diet? Any advice on how to start?
Thanks in advance,