Start VSL#3 (look the data up online). Your GI can write a presciption for VSL#3 DS or you can buy VSL#3 through a pharmacy over the counter. It's a probiotic that has been written about
with some successful double blind studies in medical journals.
Some in here prefer to always have mild symptoms over using steriods to clear everything up entirely...reason being may be because one's body seems to adapt to the seriods where it could take more to fix each flare.
Not to scare you though, many folks have one to two flares without ever having another UC problem.
You may want to try some of the other non-prescript
ion things people are doing...they didn't help me but some swear by them.
Get that stress under control is the best thing you can do! If you have to take something for it then it could be worth it in the long run.
43, male, UC diagnosed in 1985
Flares occur after some illness: food poisoning, flu, mono...
Flares last 6 months to a year and lately involve several weeks of severe symptoms with lots of diarrhea, blood, pain, fever, dehydration.
Remissions last 1 to 4 years and are absolute with no symptoms
Current Meds: 100 mg azathioprine, Colazal 9/day, Lialda 2/day,
60 mg 50 mg 60mg 80 mg prednisone
Xanax, Valium for anxiety
Tegretol XR for epilespy