Medicine is not an exact science, the human body
is just too complicated!
And it's not until you get sick that you realize doctors are just other human beings trying their best to figure things out, based on what they read and their own experience with patients, and they don't have all the answers either.
I used to have a pretty short list of things that bothered me, and usually just got into trouble when I ate too much! Which I still do, too often. Now that I am not eating wheat, eating is just not as fun as it used to be. Eating out is especially not as fun as it used to be, and cooking will never be fun for me. Poor me.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion).
Flaring, seasonal? Back on prednisone, tried to taper but now back up to 30 after several really bad days. Humira denied, waiting for approval to start Remicade.
Post Edited (Peety) : 4/9/2009 3:46:09 PM (GMT-6)