we really try to help you. But we have very limited options. Take the advantage of a research hospital near you.
You and us have lot of hypothesis but without proper diagnostic tools we are blind. I believe there is an solution for you. Do not waste time hypothesizing about viral/bacterial cause. Go to the research hospital, they will do tests and they will offer you a solution. Sometime the ego is real problem. Put off believes and disbelieves about your illness and let them help you.
I cross my fingers for you
I e-mailed my GP this evening. We are very close and on good terms. She is in the process of referring me to a really good GI I've always wanted to meet, who himself has UC. He might be retiring soon though so I don't know. Anyway, I also asked her if she could refer me to the research hospital as well. I've got nothing to lose at this point.
I agree that ego can be a big problem. That's why I like to communicate with people a lot while I'm flaring, because I can get different perspectives and reality checks. Also I'm just really lonely sometimes, being stuck in my apartment.
I'll post more updates as things change.