You might have the seasonal flare issue. As good as our strategies might work for a while, it might be just plain unavoidable. I was also so hopeful when I was doing better last fall than I had in years...but the season is changing and it's back.
Is avoiding these flares worth surgery? Different views. I never got bad enough for surgery, either, but, geez.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin.
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, trying 15/20 mg. Appt 3/6 to discuss Humira, etc.