Good to hear someone else is also healing! I too figured out that it was an oral hygiene product that triggered all this mess (for me it was toothpaste). I think more people need to take this issue into account. I see a lot of posts where people are saying "well, I cut it out for three weeks and it didn't change", but people need to realize that if you used the product for an EXTENDED length of time (for me it was close to a year) your recovery will reflect that. I totally agree with your doctor in saying that it could take 5-6 months. I know it's often hard for people on here to trust doctors after all the failed treatments, but they do know what they're talking about for the most part. Progress is very slow, but keep your head up because it gets better every week! Congrats!