thanks guys i do keep a food diary. And i watch what i eat very carefully so i m not too concrened with that. Being lactose intolerant and having a bad allergy to glycerin i have to watch and read labels for the rest of my life. I do get my blood checked every 2-3 months but my sed rate or crp never is elevated so dr kinda stopped checking that stuff. White blood cell count is usually elevated when im going threw something but slightly and my lymph and moncy and stuff is either too high or too low but dr's always blame it on steriods or something else. Predisone is the drug that always works for me and for some reason my body just loves it. I always am fine when on it and now they tried entocort to get me off predisone but the last two times i was on entocort didnt work and this time im not going to the bathroom 10-15 times so it is working but not as strong as predisone. So like the morning so sick and then once i take all my pills give it a few hours then im fine. Some dull pains here and there that come and go. but just dont know if this is the start of another flare. Just had one around easter. I dont like the flares to go on for weeks and weeks like to nip it in the butt before it gets out of control because 5 hospital vists last year trying to stay out of there. But when it gets that bad hospital steriods sound like a piece of cheesecake to me. Thanks for the advice was just curious to see about anyone elses flares or remissions. Last flare before the one on easter week was in September and then finally in october got on all the drugs. Easter i was down to 2mg/1mg of sol medrol so almost off that but then i got the flu for about 12 days and then went right into a flare.