The elimination diet really helped. If nothing else, it gave my body time to calm down. Rice, rice, rice. Tea. Applesauce. Plain chicken. (What's for dinner? Rice and chicken. Next night: What's for dinner? Never mind.) I had been taking acidophilus before every meal, and digestive enzymes afterward. For yrs, it was a lifesaver. But not recently. I think I had a virus, which is what my gp originally told me, and then it inflamed everything and did some damage. The gastro said that there are enzymes in the digestive enzyme mixture I was using that not only digest the food, but digest YOUR GUT. It actually makes things worse! I liken it to aspirin, which causes a small amt of bleeding. If you're unhealthy, you cannot take it. If you're healthy, you can take asprin. Since I was unhealthy, and my insides were so inflamed and raw, the enzymes were making me worse. The gastro said to stop taking them. That was an easy decision! I now have a long list of things that bother me. Or more correctly, bother other people when they're around me. But I continue to improve. So I will most likely cancel my procedures with-the gastro. Which, by the way, will cost $1,260 after my ins has already paid. The ins lady called last night to inform me. I haven't taken an antidiarrheal pills for 3 days. I do take psyllium every day. For some reason, Metamusil made me worse. Not sure why ... I'll read the label. Sugar, dye, whatever.