Let's start this topic and see where it goes.
When I was 20 or 21 was when I first experienced the first symptoms of UC and it went full blown within a few months after turning 21. I lost 60 pounds in a month and lived next to the toilet but got lucky to have a strong mother to help me to get the flare ups under control and find the things that made it so bad.
I never was allergic to any food or environmental things except for dust but it took a lot to set my allergy off when I was growing up.
First thing the UC caused was a allergy to lactose which was the thing that caused the bad flare ups. Later was checked when I was 30 and found out I had a very bad allergy to corn (mainly high fructose corn syrup) thing like a peanut allergy reaction if overdone. Later reacted badly to ant bits, and when I was in my late 30's became allergic to latex.
All of these things before my colectomy surgery to have my illeostomy.
Has anyone found things go the same way from the time frame they were diagnosed to when they had their surgery or if they are still living with UC or Crohn's and have not had to got the surgical route yet?
What are some of the allergies that have popped up?