coffee and black tea have bad effects on me when i am flaring.
however, I have had good luck with green tea, which has caffeine in it, no adverse effects and i still get my caffiene.
Dx with UC 1991
dx in 2001 with LA class A esophagitis, GERD
back in remission, once i gave up coffee
Lialda 3 pills a day, Rowasa every other night (remission started 4/11, will wean accordingly)
VSL#3DS, calcium, multi vit
Diet: Avoid dairy,
Limit gluten/breads/potatoes/alcohol/coffee/black tea