While I haven't had huge flares, I certainly have felt better than now.
That usually sends me into serious search mode looking for anything that I haven't already tried.
Enter the Paleo experiment.
I read quite a bit about the Paleo diet and all it can do for autoimmune diseases. It sounds sensible and even way better than where I was. And for me, it would actually mean adding in something. READ: FREEDOM!! So I gave it about 2 weeks adding in beef, chicken, and eggs.
It didn't work.
I feel worse than when I started. Also I feel that heavy feeling after eating meat that I forgot about when eating vegan. No thanks.
Sooo back to the drawing board. And my vegan fare that I grew pretty comfy with.
While I don't care so much that it didn't work, I DO care (a lot) that both Maggie AND my acupuncturist are not practicing anymore. They have helped me more than anyone else in these 2 years and I will miss them so very much. And I'm ok with where I am now, but if I let myself think about it too much....I'm not ok thinking about the future without them. So I try not to go there.
As it is, I feel like I achieved a measure of success (though not remission) with my natural methods since I have not yet had to go on the "severe" drugs even though my blood work clearly shows I could easily be there.
But God knows. So I'm looking forward to whatever better solution He has in store.