Try not to fool around with your meds .... I do understand you wanting to control your symptoms through diet, but you're putting yourself in a compromising situation by not using meds. Food may improve some of your "food" symptoms...consider that an inflamed gut isn't tolerant of anything in there. Food doesn't cause flares, nor heal it.
Considering your UC is progressing.....your doc didn't make a good decision to not treat you initially.
Welcome to the forum. Hope the forum will be beneficial to you.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!