Thanks for your response! This is my dilemma.. When I first was diagnosed, I tried all these different diets, supplements, etc.. only to come to the conclusion that not much really helped. After hearing from some of you, it has me thinking.
I guess maybe doing a food journal and really examining which foods are causing issues is the best starting point.
I'm curious if that is what most of you did to pin point, or was it by seeing a nutritionist? Maybe getting the allergy test to see what I'm allergic too. Checking levels to see what vitamins/minerals I'm low in.
prior to my diagnosis, i did have testing done (can't remember which one atm) that indicated grains as the biggest issue for my gut - mind you, these were intolerances, not allergies -
if i had chosen to make changes in my diet at that point, my future may have been a bit different - unfortunately, things got worse real fast and i wound up in the ER for a couple of hours and an appointment with a GI 3 days later -
did the mesalamine treatment + a few stints of prednisone with mixed results - finally decided it was time to up the drug ante or focus on my diet -
easy peasy ;-)