Veebo, I think it all depends on your Quality of Life. My thinking is if the pred made you feel better then it is definately something other then just IBS. I have IBS also so I have to use other criteria for having a flare other then just gut issues.
Everyones "remission" is different too, but if your QOL is not what you can deal with then you and your doctor needs to get you there. If you feel this doctor isn't working with you then get a second opinion. Have a great weekend anyway.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor