And if I had lived a less stressful life is it possible the trigger would never have happened? I developed UC around 19 when I was taking a crazy amount of ephedra energy supps and all kinds of workout energy supps coming in at like a gram a day of caffeine amd everything else in the supps plus I had started a new part time job was only working a few weeks before I developed it. Not to mention working out a crazy amount so my immune system was probably being pounded on multiple fronts. I also wonder if it was chemically induced from all the supplements, major anxiety, working out too much. Or would I have developed UC regardless or is this answer not really known?