I took this blood test, it gave me a print-out of my food sensitivites. Unfortunately, my insurance wouldn't cover it and it was expensive, but worth it. It turns out that I am highly "reactive" to apples and oats, things I was eating daily. Now I rarely have a migraine, before the test I had them almost every day. It has also helped some with diarrhea, although when I am flaring bad, nothing helps. I got the "True Guts" movie yesterday, I think it would be a good thing for you to get, it seems mostly to target the younger/newly diagnosed UCers and their parents. Also, as many others said, it usually takes a while on the medicines to see effects. It took me 3 months or so on Asacol till I felt any better. It is even harder when you are flaring bad at the time to see a change, I think. The only med that will give you an almost instant change is Prednisone, and maybe
Link to the allergy testing: http://www.nowleap.com/
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with almost rectovaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds:
Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira Jan 29) Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Glucosamine 500, Vitamin B, Lomotil as needed, Darvocet, Tylenol pm
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