I should probably know this but, well maybe not.....I am coming out of my 2nd major flare, first was when I was dx'd 8 yrs ago this month (happy uc anniversary.... not!). Have had a few small flares in between from not taking meds as I was supposed to but nothing like what I went through, anyhow...... my bm's have gone from diarreah back in Oct to stringy in Nov/Dec and since then have been getting fuller and more back to normal looking, even lately, in the past week, they are almost looking like they used to, but still every now and then will have stringy or mushy (it breaks apart in the bowl). Also, I have 1 to 2 bm's per day.
My question is: do I still have a long way to go before I am in 'remission' or am I in it now? Also, is it normal after a huge flare for it to take a long time to get the pre-flare bm's?
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.