remision - 2 steps forward, one back?

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 1/2/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I had it in my head that one day I would just wake up in remission, but I am starting to think this may be a more gradual process???? I am just wondering, if those of you who have achieved remission, can tell me, a newbie, a little bit about the process of transitioning to remission? It seems to me that I have more good days than bad days these days, for sure, but I am not consistently only having good days. I will do really well for a few days, maybe even a week, and then suddenly have some blood or some diarrhea. Is this 2 steps forward one step back routine pretty par for the course? Thanks, as always.
Pancolitis dx 3/07
12 Asacol/day
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, a probiotic.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 1/2/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
For me, yes, obtaining remission is a process. Unfortunately, it doesn't happen overnight. My flares appear gradually, not overnight, so I guess I should expect that the healing process will happen gradually, not overnight. What you describe above is typically how it goes for me.
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)

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