I thought I would let you know about my change of diet and how much it has helped me with some of my Churg - Strauss Syndrome symptoms. It might help someone else.
I have changed my diet to a gluten free one and it has stopped my upset stomach problem (which was probably caused by my meds & I've had for over 3 years) within a couple of days. It is a surprisingly easy diet to follow as I was worried there wouldn't be much I could eat. I was totally wrong! Most major supermarkets stock all you need, however I would recommend buying a gluten free food directory (£10) from the Coeliac UK website to make things easier.
It has also helped with the pains in my joints (inflammation). Whilst I still have some pain, it does ease it a little and am hopeful it will help more, the longer I am on it.
A gluten free diet is advocated by some doctors as it is said to reduce inflammation in the body as a whole. It might just be coincidence but my recent blood test has indicated that ALL of my inflammatory markers are down this time, which is fantastic as they were all going in the wrong direction (I.e. up!).
It's early days yet (I only started going gluten free a few weeks ago) so I will keep an open mind for now until I (hopefully!) see (or feel) some more encouraging results.
I just thought I would share this with you all in case anyone might like to try it too.
Also, I will keep you informed if going gluten free continues to improve my health (or not!).