Colds, flu, viruses etc can all cause a flare. Anytime we are sick it revs up our immune system. You can try upping your probiotic and see if it helps with your symptoms. Just keep an eye on your symptoms and if they get worse, place a call into your GI.
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Posted 1/15/2009 12:51 PM (GMT -7)
I think that's why I tend to fair in the fall and winter and never in the summer. I hate the cold.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose
Posted 1/15/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)
After being in (med-free) remission for 2½ years - I flared in connection with an influenza.
Wonder if next time I have a flu, I should take Mesalin supporties just to prevent a flare??
Posted 1/15/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -7)
I feel you on the bitterly cold weather. It's -15 here right now and supposed to get down to -45 with the wind chill tonight. I feel like I may flare more often in the cold weather months, too. I don't know the answer to your question, but I hope you feel better soon.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops
Currently it is Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:17 AM (GMT -7)
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