Hi bbc. Definitely best for the doc to do blood tests....make sure the doc does liver/kidney/pancreas enzymes as well as thyroid and sugar.
I would suggest you weigh yourself in the morning and at night. You'll have some fluctuations, and we always weigh less in the morning than at night.
I would say that part of the weight loss is because of the food changes, but it's good to hear your stools are showing "substance"...wow!..sounds like a stander-upper! lol!
Are you still taking the Melatonin?
Keep us posted as to any updates.
Please DO weigh morning and night!
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, tapered every 2nd nite (Jan 3)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); 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 !!!