Looking back, I blame the antibiotic acne medicines too. The UC started about 3 months after the last doses, so I discounted it, but something set off the genetic predisposition, and it wasn't stress! She was one 2 different antibiotics for about 4-5 months. Forgot which ones, but not Accutane....
Then all of this fun happened, and life hasn't been the same since. As a little kid, she was only on an antibiotic one time for an ear infection, and I know of kids who were on tons. Guess you have to have a predisposition.
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Previous drug sampling: Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone- 50mg to 0, 4 major flares '08.Hospital four x. Low residue diet,
6MP, Colazal , Cortifoam enemas,
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, Magnesium, Acupuncture.
Remicade 10mg per kilo@ 8wks, since 10-08. Still on 6mp and Colazal