I've been taking 1080mg of salmon oil for a long time and continue to take it during a flare up. I also take Alive multi vitamins, lutein for the eyes, extra calcium & D, glucosamine-chondroitin for the joints. I like Swansons products. I also take, of course, the Liadal (like Asacol), Wellbutrin for depression and a herbal extract memory complex (hopefully to keep me intune). This is my plan. I guess everyone has to make their own plan according to their symptoms.
This last flare up sent me to the hospital, the blood count showed 90% within range. I was dehydrated but no deficiencies. I believe it's because of the above I take.
Can't answer the other question, but you're right - it fells like you want to turn inside out.