I am going to write a post and answer your queries, scarface, but it's going to be a long one so I'll do it when I have more time. I want to do it though, if only to give some hope to people like you who, sometimes, get totally fed up with this disease from hell and feel like giving up.
I had sort of given up myself for a while, because it seemed to me that my body was so totally wrecked that it was impossible to bring back a body so far gone.
Well, once I stopped doing what I did wrong, things started to improve, my gut calmed down, I could start to walk a little longer each week without feeling pain in my gut each time I set my foot on the floor, I could go out again, I was no longer housebound--I have been housebound for more than 3 years.
I am not out of the woods yet, I still have quite a few allergies. but I am headed in the right direction; it's like being reborn, and it feels great.