I don't want to be a downer, but it took me about 11 years to achieve "remission" and it lasted about 3 months. It was when i was on Remicade 400 mgs every 6 weeks after 2 years on it, I suddenly started going to the bathroom almost like a "normal" person and wasn't bleeding. I was watching my diet, exercising, doing yoga and taking fiber daily. My Mom passed away during that time and I have been flaring ever since. For me, I will have good weeks, or good days, but never been really good except those 3 months.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle, etc...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with almost rectovaginal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds:
Remicade 700mgs every 6 wks (had reaction, will start Humira in 6 weeks) Lomotil, Darvocet, Clorazepate, Proctofoam HC, Tapering Prednisone again :( for joint pain, Glucosamine 500 mgs, Vitamin B