Lots of good tips and links--thanks again. I will definitely post an update if I do decide to do this (seems likely at this point).
Hve you had food sensitivity testing done yet? It is highly recommended for those with any type of gastro disease. I am refereing specifically to IgE and IgG testing. They test your immediate sensitivity and the other delayed sensitivity to foods and allergens. It may be worth doing. I am waiting on my results to come back from my recent delayed sensitivity testing and am excited to see what it finds. I had the immediate one done and it identified shellfish and as bad for me.
I haven't been tested for anything specific except for gluten, but maybe that would be a good next step. I tried the SCD for about
a month during this flare--it seemed to help quite a bit, but I had to take a break from that so I could gain some weight (I've lost about
15lbs...should be about
125...down to 108). However, my small success with that is a reason I think the FT might really help. Maybe I hate shellfish so much because they're bad for me, too :)
I am about to see a doctor who would do it for me, but they said I need to be in remission first and they do it via colonoscopy so it will reach further.
Hmmm, I was planning on doing it with a doctor, too, but this particular one prefers enemas because of the safety factor. Is that true that it reaches farther with a colonoscopy. I mean, I guess that seems obvious, but I haven't heard of any difference in success rate besides the safety of it.
This is one option for me to work with a professional. He only does C Diff right now until he gets the FDA paperwork done in September. He's in the NW (Portland), but I thought I'd give you the link anyway because it is so hard to find doctors who will do this for UC.