Patient Comments: Crohn's vs. UC - Triggers

Question:

What seems to trigger flares for your Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Godmother, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis which was confirmed by colonoscopy. When I left a very stressful job it cleared up and was not evident on the next colonoscopy. I believe it was all due to stress. I did not take any medication or change my diet.

Comment from: Beanie84 , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

Dairy triggers my Crohn's disease flares. Also alcohol, spicy food, stress and lack of sleep. I find that a combination of these make me flare up.

Comment from: Alice, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 02

My daughter has had 7 surgeries in the last 2 years due to ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s. All of her large intestine was removed. She now has a permanent ileostomy and is in the process of having work up done for other autoimmune problems. She is 41! Best wishes to all who suffer with this disease.

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What is Crohn's disease? See Answer