Stress is definitely a major flare-trigger for not only UC, but most other autoimmune diseases also. My first autoimmune symptom, arthritis, showed up when I was caring for my mother during her final illness. While stress doesn't seem to be a major factor for me now, I still find I sleep better and feel better when I'm on vacation.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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