i wanted to hear how others determine if a specific therapy is helping. i find that when i try new things, whether it be a medication, a supplement, an herbal treatment, or whatever, that it is hard to evaluate whether it is having an effect. I may have a good day and think, "oh, that must be because I started doing X," but then I think, "wait a minute, i slept all day yesterday," or "today it's sunny," or you just think it could be a coincidence and part of the natural ebb and flow of things. I know you have to look at it over time, but I find that over the course of that time so many other things come into the picture that it is often faith or a guessing game. There are so many factors that play into improvements and flares, how do you pinpoint specific things as helpful, detrimental or no effect? I mean, unless it is something dramatic obviously, but so often the therapies we use have subtle or slow-acting effects. I would love to hear how other people think about this.