Many thanks for your encouragement- i really need that right now, i was finding the whole thing incredibly depressing. I will have a go, as you say at eliminating stuff for a couple of weeks and trying again. The most annoying thing is that what I'm supposedly intolerant to 'salicylate' is in practically everything...almost all fruit and all veg. I'll be so reduced in what I can eat, I'll probably set up a whole pile more.
I feel much encouraged from your msge though so I will battle on! thanks Emily.