Although I have improved dramatically since I was first diagnosed, I have seen very little evidence that any of the medications actually contributed to my relative state of remission. Is it possible to achieve remission without the aid of any medications?
Back in June, I was experiencing flare symptoms such as blood, mucous, and frequency. I was given antibiotics, Prednisone, and Colazal. I showed no improvement after about 4-6 weeks. Gradually, after more time, I improved. I do not know if it was due to the Colazal or the Prednisone. I have read here that Prednisone is fast acting. If so, why did it not help me sooner?
A few months later I was taking only Colazal and I was doing well. Due to pancreatitis developing, I stopped taking Colazal and started again on Prednisone. This sudden change in medications resulted in no change at all in my symptoms.
More recently, I began Remicade and stopped taking Prednisone. Again, my symptoms did not change at all during this transition.
I apologize for all of the detail, but I wanted to demonstrate how I have changed medications several times with no noticeable impact. I have been relatively normal for over 5 months, with some blood occasionally.
I am starting to question that I even have Ulcerative Colitis.
Does this situation seem odd to anyone here? Your opinions will be appreciated.
M-39, UC Diagnosed June 2007
Other stuff: Migraines/headaches, high blood pressure, essential tremor
Previous Meds: Colazol (caused pancreatitis), antibiotics, Prednisone (several cycles 20mg/day)
Current Meds: Remicade beginning in Oct ‘07, various vitamins, Imitrex, Lortab, Lisinopril