No, there was nothing that I could ever determine that kicked off that flare or its severity. In the 10 years of having UC I never experienced the sypmtoms of my last flare; vomiting, fevers, diarrhea, weight loss. All my previous flares were based around constipation, mucus, and a bit of abdominal discomfort. This last flare was a 180 turn.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free