I'm a NEWBIE too! but I really love the idea of being able to share with people who can understand - the idea of being anonymos helps too - because we don't have to be afraid that someone will pity us or think we are nuts!
From what I can tell Every "Body" is different. I have been DX since 1988 and it has always taken time to get the right balance of foods, vitamins, and meds. Don't forget, the disease (yes, I dare to call it what it is) changes over time so you always need to be ready to roll with the punches. My best advise: get the very best medical team you can find and then make them talk to each other!