I have a new job. I'm required to go to daily morning meeting and as a result I had to change the time of my weekly appointments with my psychiatrist to afternoons. I expect I'll need to leave the office for a couple of hours every Monday so that I can make my appointments. I do not want my company to know that I'm seeing a psychiatrist. What excuse can I give?
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).