I wish I knew!!
There does seem to be something about the change in seasons. That's the only thing I notice, but then that's four opportunities per year so it may just be coincidence.
I actually do better under stress, so for me it's not that.
I got all my flares near the end of August--right after the first cold spell of the year.
I skipped one year. That's the year I did fecal transplantation.
Perhaps I should buy an electric blanket for next year.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)