I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis back in July of 2012, but looking back on my life I definitely saw GI issues happening but never diagnosed as anything, either because I was too stubborn to go to the doctor or because they didn’t think I needed to be scoped for anything. (I was told I had IBS, allergy to lactose/gluten, and some type of infection before getting a reference to see a GI) However, thinking about it I have seen seasons in my life where my gut issues are more active. Now I don’t know if this is just part my particular case or if it’s like this for the rest of you all. So….
My question to all you UCers out there is:
Are there certain times in a year where you see your UC symptoms more active than other times?
I have noticed that when it starts to get warmer usually in the mid-spring, around April or May is when I recall gut issues surfacing in my life. Is that something you all have noticed?
Now this is all before I was on any type of medication for my UC but as the month of April is shortly upon us in my mind I am thinking about last April when my world got pretty tore up from the floor up be the gut buster. So for those of you on medications (I am on Remicade) did you notice a difference in your seasonal flares pre and post medications?
This is just one of the questions that float around in my head on a daily. Figured I would throw it out there for you guys to think about and hopefully comment on and give me insight and feedback. Thanks for all you guys do.