Is it possible she's sensitive to MSG? I am, as are some of my other family members, and that describes to a "T" what happens when we eat MSG.
My UC started suddenly. I think that if UC were to start gradually, it would be more like a mild, mild, mild flare that just lasts a couple of days, rather than a sudden, violent incident that only happens a few times a year. Since the symptoms of UC are caused by inflammation, it just doesn't make sense that inflammation could cause one sudden, violent episode. I hope what I'm trying to say makes sense.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly,
40mg 30mg 20mg 15mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).