Thanks so much for the detailed information. I've been wondering if there was anyone else out there without the abdominal pain/cramping but other similar symptoms. I eliminated gluten through the FODMAP diet just recently, but gave up after about 11 days since my symptoms seemed to worsen and I was losing more weight.
That's interesting about your UC taking so much time to catch. I've had thoughts in the back of my head that maybe something was missed in my colonoscopy or or other tests since I had them done fairly soon after I started having symptoms. However, I assumed they would have caught something between the CT scan, colonoscopy, pillcam, and ultrasound...not the mention all the labs.
Anyway, sorry to hear about your struggles. I really appreciate your consideration and would welcome any other suggestions.