Thank you for your response. I greatly appreciate your thoughts!
As posted, I only have UP. I think one of the reasons why it's been hard for me to stay on the diet for very long is because I don't have diarrhea as a symptom. I just have blood and mucus, mostly mucus. I don't have any pain, except that I have noticed some lower back pain recently. Most of the time I feel pretty good. That is since starting on the Lialda and the Canasa (again), which has helped, but only gave me two months of solid remission.
I can live without bread pretty easy. It's the sugar that gets me. I don't eat that much. When I get a craving, I'll eat half of a candy bar or a small cookie. Then, I feel like the biggest loser on the planet because I "broke" the rules of the diet. I am the kind of person who needs to see results pretty quickly - not a patient person. So, it's been hard for me to deny myself and not see results. Granted, I have only strictly 100% followed the diet for a couple of weeks before I fell off the wagon.
I have been taking Udo's Oil Blend since February. And, I drink Absorb Plus for breakfast in the mornings and it has L-glutamine in it. I have tried a couple different probiotics, but I really have not noticed a difference with any of them. What brand do you take?
Thanks so much, again!