Abby honey, I'm reading. I'm just so swamped right now. I feel your pain hon, I really do. What you are describing is exactly what I have been going through since Dec. 2011 when I went gluten-free. It gets better & then it flares. I have been & remain so pristine with my food to make sure I do not get the tiniest bit of gluten. BUT I HAVE gotten better!!!!!! I'm having another flare right now but it's not as bad as previous ones. Each time is not as bad. I did however, have a horrid, awful flare last Sept. which got worse & worse through the winter & it finally calmed down in the 3rd week of March. I was stressed to the max. house hunting, making offers, having 1 fall through at the last minute when we found the property was 3/4 of an acre smaller than advertised, 700+ s.f. smaller than stated & to boot the septic & drain field encroached on the neighbors property. We had to begin our search all over again. Stress affects my dh BIG TIME.
I have to go do dinner now but will try to get back to you afterward.