Bstrong, I am very happy for you! That is fantastic news. For some people going dairy and grain free can put them in remission and others, not so much. I've always kept a healthy diet but I got some really great results being gluten free,wheat free, nightshade free and low dairy. I also find that I feel tons better on some fish oil, Vitamin D and a multi-vitamin. I am older and was sick a lot longer, undiagnosed and so it hasn't quite put me in remission though. I still have to take plaquenil or the joint pain comes back. I think low Vitamin D for years really messes up your system. I am seronegative, BTW. I also have Sjogrens, diagnosed by lip biopsy. Overall, I am pretty lucky with both these diseases.
I also think that a lot of people with chronic diseases are a little cynical about some so called cures. They have tried it and it didn't work for them. It's really a let down. I was cynical about the gluten free thing until I had some blood tests and from a leaky gut, I had reactions to 21 foods! Then, I believed that taking some foods out of my diet would help reduce the burden on my immune system. Not everyone believes in this. Again, it helped me a lot, but not a cure. I still am happy for what positive effect I have found. I hope it continues for you! You might be one of the lucky ones!
Sjogrens syndrome 2/15 via lip biopsy:depression, fibromyalgia
colitis-resection 11/10, hashimoto's thyroiditis, morphea, GERD
Meds: plaquenil, synthroid, metformin, nexium, restasis, estrogen patch, prometrium, VSL #3, evening primrose oil, alpha lipoic acid.