ok ya'll. I was feeling pretty good yesterday, symptoms pretty mild, still watery d., but no blood and pain....I was feeling so good, i decided to cheat bad. I had a big mac, an order of fries and a coke and within a few hours, i was in terrible pain, bleeding and running to the toilet. That confirms to me that no matter what the doc says, diet plays a huge role. I got back on track today, fasted most of the day with only water, and symptoms have drastically reduced, blood is gone again, no pain or urgency. If you have not tried this diet, please do, it is hard if you are used to a lot of bad carbs, but i think for many it can hold great hope. The intro diet is very restrictive, but i think it really does work.