I first posted on here about 6 weeks ago. I was put on a high dosage (40mg) of prednisone. Tomorrow is my last day (slowly weaned off). I go back to the GI doc tomorrow to discuss how I am doing. I was having a lot of problems with trapped gas, throwing up, constipation, bowl movements that were worm shaped (and in size), taking off days from work, stomach pains, etc. Since the prednisone it helped but not entirely. The doc suggested that if it didn't help that a surgery would be the next step and also discussed Humira as an option. Tomorrow I want to go in and tell him that it helped me some, but not entirely. Some of the other symptoms were eliminated or very minor, but the bloating continues to bother me. Sometimes the upper part of my stomach feels like it's going to explode and is so tight. I’ve been on prednisone before but this time it affected me differently. I actually had a lot more energy and was more focused. As soon as I started weaning off of it, BOOM, I got tired, achy and struggle to focus on simple things. My face and other body parts bloated up this time, which never happened in the past. Anyway, I was reading some of the info on here about Humira and also people that are in remission or have been in remission. I have thought that at certain times I was in remission but generally have always had some type of stomach pain (cramps) and diarrhea. Not every time but more times than not. Can some one describe what being in remission is? I know that sounds like a dumb question, but I'm curious if there are still some symptoms with this disease even though you are in remission. Also, I find it hard to explain to the doctor how a medicine helped some but not entirely. I am afraid he will play it off and do nothing. This is a fairly new doctor to me, so I'm not sure how he will be with all of this. Also, my regular doctor ran a lot of different blood test on me - b6, b12, thyroid, d, etc to see how everything was fairing. I was told it all looked good? UGH! To someone who is always tired, that is not good news! Not that you want something found, but yet you want an answer to why you feel this way. I am rambling, sorry- just so many things running thru my mind and not sure how to ask the right questions. Thanks for reading/listening!