I am a 53 year old female living in Ohio. I was diagnosed at age 34 with UC left side. Stress is definitely my trigger for flare ups. I have never noted any foods or drinks, except for caffeine when I'm having a flare up that bother me. I typically have one flare up a year and have only had one really bad episode where I was laid out on the couch for 2 weeks and lost 20 pounds. I am currently on Colazal 9 pills a day and just coming off a round of prednisone.