My flares generally last about two months, but last year (my worse flare since being diagnosed in 1998) lasted seven months.
I usually get one flare a year but since my flare lasted seven months last year I am hoping to skip this year..lol.
I am now in remission, since Nov 1st, and no, I follow no specific diet. I eat anything I like but I do stay away from crabcakes (I suffered two flares after eating them in the past) and anything too spicy.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.