I have no idea how to tell which direction you're going in. Last year, two years after a SBFT showed a footlong stricture in my small intestine and I'd been on 6MP and a low-fiber/low-residue diet for two years, I was in such severe pain that I virtually demanded another SBFT from the GI doctor. And the tests revealed that the stricture had vanished. So I learned that the degree of discomfort--or flat-out pain--doesn't necessarily correspond to what's happening in your digestive tract.
There's just an endless rise and fall to my disease, it seems. Some weeks I feel tolerable (never quite well, but manageable); other weeks I feel completely awful, with burning D, a burnt butt, no appetite, and excruciating joint and muscle aches. And then I feel a little better again, until the next round. I don't know what any of it means anymore--but at least I don't tie myself in emotional knots, terrified that the pain means that I'm on the slippery slope to another bout of abdominal surgery.
This is a really really hard disease to understand, I guess.