I've had my j-pouch for 17 years this month. I sleep terribly because of the obvious. I have read about people being able to eat everything, but that is not the case with me. I have heard that people have become vegetarians, but I have finally reexamined what I eat and know that is not what is best for me. I would like to just go with fasting more, and eat less, in hopes of feeling better. I just need to look like I've been held as a POW, and I think I would finally start feeling better. I feel, at times, I'm just allergic to food and if I would just do without more often I would feel better.