I just would like to say that a posting like this is why I love this place. No where else(beside a dr office) can we go into so much detail and get so much support rather than weird looks. It is great to know we can talk about anything in such detail on here and everyone understands exactly what we are talking about.
Yah. I know. When I was passing blood clots, I tried to show my boyfriend one of them. There was absolutely no poo on it. It was just a round bubble of blood. He wouldn't look at it though. He said it was too much information.
Colitis is in remission. No longer get IBS.
Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.
What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No crystalline fructose, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, vitamins & supplements, Lexapro (for stress).