Back in the early 90's when I was a teenager, I was diagnsoed with a rare autoimmune disease, pemphigus erythmatosis. I was treated successfully for that with steroids, & after about
2 years it has rarely flared up again. Then, in the mid 2000's I developed Graves disease, & was on meds for that for quite some time. After childbirth, in 2002, my thyroid settled down & I was able to go off of thyroid meds. But I was diagnosed with UC in 2003-2003. I'm an autoimmune mess, my immune system absolutely hates me! Hence, my fervent belief that UC/IBD are autoimmune disorders, & not caused by bacteria, imbalances, diet, etc. I ought to see an immunologist, just to see what they have to say about
me. But I see enough docs as it is!